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Yanks need Teixeira like never before

With no A-Rod or Cano, Bombers will only go as far as Teixeira's big bat takes them

Updated: April 25, 2014, 2:23 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- In any other ballpark, on any other night, Mark Teixeira would have been watching a forgettable fly ball in the early stages of a New York Yankees rout. Only this was Fenway Park, a place where high flies to left are desired commodities, leaving Teixeira to track the flight path of a home run that was far more important to him than it was to the box score.

Sure, it traveled only 344 feet, a distance that would've kept the ball in play in 29 out of 30 big league stadiums. If Teixeira ...

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