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Mark Teixeira Homers from Both Sides of the Plate for the 14th Time in His Career

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira is having a great season, and that season became even better on Friday night. The switch-hitting slugger hit a grand slam off of Chicago White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon in the second inning, giving the team an early 6-0 lead. That home run came from the right side of the plate. He followed that homer up with a two-run blast from the left side of the plate in the fourth inning that gave the Yankees a 9-2 lead.

It was the 14th time in his career that he hit a home run from both sides of the plate, which is now the major league record. Texixeira passed Nick Swisher‘s previous record of 13 games.

The 35-year-old is having a great season, hitting .263/.368/.562 with 26 home runs and 67 RBIs. The way he’s playing right now he might just hit 35 or more homers.

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