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MLB: Teixeira drives in all three New York runs

Mark Teixeira, right, is congratulated by Johnny Damon (18) after Teixeira hit a two-run home run.
Mark Teixeira, right, is congratulated by Johnny Damon (18) after Teixeira hit a two-run home run.
Ben Margot, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Alfredo Aceves earned his majors-leading eighth win as a reliever and the New York Yankees wrapped up a stretch of 33 games in 34 days with a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night.

Teixeira sent the first pitch from A's rookie Brett Anderson (7-9) into the elevated left-field bleachers in the fourth following Johnny Damon's leadoff single. Teixeira also had an RBI groundout in the first to put the Yankees ahead early.

Chad Gaudin pitched 4 1-3 scoreless innings against his former club in his first start for the Yankees, allowing one hit, striking out five and walking five.