THE NEWBERG REPORT — MAY 30, 2006
Mark Teixeira may have an uncharacteristically low six home runs through what is nearly a third of the season, but he just hit a grand slam defensively. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a better play by a first baseman. And just like that, a couple Otsuka strikeouts later, game over.
That’s five out of six against Oakland and Seattle, and if the A’s fail to come back from what is now a 6-1 deficit to the Royals in the top of the fourth, the Rangers’ lead in the AL West will be five games.
Too bad the Mavs didn’t keep the streak going.