BOSTON -- Mark Teixeira experienced something of a throwback day on Saturday, batting second in a big league lineup for the first time since 2003.
With regular No. 2 hitter Curtis Granderson getting the first game of Saturday's day-night doubleheader off, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he opted to move his order up one slot.
"I just moved everybody up," Girardi said. "[You] kind of keep the guys in the same order they've been without Grandy in there ... I just decided to move everybody up, because they're used to hitting in that order."
Teixeira's last turn as a No. 2 hitter came on Sept. 28, 2003, as a rookie with the Rangers, when he went 0-for-4 in a 4-1 loss to the Angels. He batted second 12 times that season.