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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Postgame notes: Tex hits off a tee

By Andrew Marchand

Mark Teixeira (wrist) hit off a tee and took some soft toss in the cage, Joe Girardi confirmed.

"He said he felt really good," Girardi said. "He will do it again, I'm assuming Friday. We'll try to continue to progress. It is another step in the right direction."

Teixeira is still a long ways off, but he has moved into the next stage of his rehab. The end of the month still seems like the most optimistic return date.

2) D-ROB A-OK: David Robertson said he felt something in his hamstring as he left the mound when Fernando Martinez grounded out to end the eighth. Robertson said he thought he might come in on Thursday for some treatment, but he did not think the injury was serious at all.

3) MO LEADS THE RELIEVERS: After David Phelps struggled in the fourth, he lasted into the sixth before handing the ball to Boone Logan, Robertson and Mariano Rivera. The trio combined for the final 10 outs with Rivera allowing the only hit. Rivera picked up the save, his 11th in as many chances. It is the third longest streak of his career to start a season. He saved his first 28 in 2008 and his initial 12 in 2004.

4) NO-MO: The Yankees gave Phelps a four-run lead, but he gave it right back in the fourth. The worst thing he did, according to Girardi, was hit a couple of guys. Phelps knows he didn't make the most of his first opportunity to claim the fifth starter spot.

"The fourth inning killed all the momentum," Phelps said.

5) EXTRA BASE OVERBAY: Lyle Overbay had a double, which gives him at least one extra base hit in four of his last five games.