At the very least, tonight was a step in the right direction for Mark Teixeira. The Yankees struggling first baseman went 3-for-3 with a walk and his ninth home run of the season, helping the Yankees overpower the Orioles in a 12-7 win at Camden Yards. Nick Swisher also hit a two-run home run, and Curtis Granderson had a grand slam. Phil Hughes allowed a season-high nine hits and struck out fewer than six batters for only the third time this season, but he also walked none and didn’t allow an extra-base hit while picking up his eighth win.
Associated Press photo of Granderson after his grand slam.