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NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira rounded first base, raised his right arm in triumph and headed on a celebratory circle of the bases. Cheap Giants Jerseys Authentic . New York Yankees fans called him out for a curtain call.I remember my first one, he said, and this may be the last.In the final weeks of a 14-year big league career, Teixeira broke open the game with a fourth-inning grand slam, and the surprising Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on a soggy Friday night to extend their winning streak to six.Matching their longest streak this season, the Yankees (75-65) closed within one game of Baltimore and Detroit for the second AL wild card.We can taste it a little bit, Teixeira said. Were hungry right now.In an unfamiliar role of chaser after a 9-17 start, New York has moved a season-high 10 games over .500 with an unexpected spurt that followed the release of Alex Rodriguez and the trades of Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Ivan Nova.Gary Sanchez, one of the Baby Bombers brought up from the minors as part of the youth movement, hit his 12th home run in 31 games, a drive into Monument Park behind the center-field fence in the third. The catcher also picked off a runner at second base from his knees.In a 1-for-17 slump and playing with a bulging disk in his neck and cartilage tear in his right knee, Teixeira started for just the fourth time this month. He needs 90-120 minutes with trainers to prepare for a start, a routine that includes acupuncture, soft tissue massage, laser therapy, ultrasound and hot rub. And the Yankees want to give time at first base to rookie Tyler Austin.Manager Joe Girardi looks at matchups and checks on Teixeiras health before deciding who starts.I have to watch his knee. I have to watch his neck, Girardi said. Sometimes day games after night games are tough,Teixeira doubled off the left-field wall in the third against Blake Snell (5-8) and scored on a wild pitch. With New York ahead 3-2 in the fourth and two outs, the 36-year-old switch-hitter took a fastball away from reliever Kevin Jepsen for a called strike, then watched a changeup hit the dirt.In my mind, Im like, hes going fastballs away, Teixeira said. I said if he makes that same pitch, fastball away, Im going to get out there.He got his bat head out early and drove a 94 mph fastball into the Yankees bullpen in right-center for his 12th home run this season, the 406th of his career, and his 11th big league slam.I didnt know how many more grand slams I had left in me, he said.There were stoppages of 21 minutes in the fourth and 22 minutes in the sixth caused by brief light rain. As a downpour began in the ninth, umpires stopped play with a 2-2 count on Brad Miller after singles by Kevin Kiermaier and Evan Longoria off Dellin Betances put runners at the corners.Betances stayed in after a 51-minute delay and struck out Miller. Logan Morrison hit an RBI single, and Betances fanned Stephen Souza Jr. at 12:11 a.m. for his career-best 10th save.I ran a bike for a little bit, got stretched, put some red-hot on my arm and just made sure I stayed as loose as I can, Betances said.Given a 7-2 lead, Yankees starter Michael Pineda lasted just 4 2/3 innings. When Girardi came to the mound with runners at the corners following a walk and an infield hit, Pineda avoided eye contact as he handed the ball to his manager, then walked slowly to the dugout as Chasen Shreve relieved.Im a little surprised, Pineda said. A little frustration.New York was ahead 3-0 before Morrison and Souza hit consecutive home runs in the fourth. Tampa Bay scored twice in the sixth before Adam Warren (2-1) threw a called third strike past Logan Forsythe. Tyler Clippard got three straight popouts with two on in the eighth.With each passing game, the Yankees sense they have a chance to reach the playoffs. Teixeira wants his finale to be in the postseason.Im emptying the tank, he said. I want to be a big part of this team ... whether its every other night, every third night, whatever it is.SMALL CROWDThe Yankees drew 30,194 after 27,532 on Tuesday and 27,631 on Thursday. Before the homestand, New York had topped 30,000 for every home game since September 2004.The landscape has changed a little bit. Some of the players the people used to come out and see a lot are no longer here, Girardi said. Some of these kids will build a reputation where people are going to get really excited. But part of it is school, too. I mean, that happens. So it will take some time.UP NEXTRHP Masahiro Tanaka (12-4) starts for the Yankees on Saturday against RHP Chris Archer (8-17). Tanaka is 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his last six starts; Archer leads the major leagues in losses and strikeouts (211). Cheap Giants Jerseys . However, he did make them miss him a little less. Cundiff, who had the unenviable job of replacing Dawson last season, agreed Thursday to a one-year, $1. Cheap San Francisco Giants Jerseys .C. -- Al Jefferson joked that he feels he can score from anywhere on the court. http://www.cheapsanfranciscogiantsjerseys.com/ . It just didnt show when he hit the ice. Berra made 42 saves and Kris Russell scored at 1:32 of overtime, lifting the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday night. The Supreme Court has accepted most of the Lodha Committee recommendations covering wide-ranging aspects of the game in India, with special focus on the BCCIs administrative and governance structures and the issue of transparency. The court has given the BCCI six months to implement the recommendations and appointed RM Lodha, the former chief justice of India who was the architect of the report, to oversee the transition.The order was delivered by the two-judge bench comprising TS Thakur, chief justice of India, and Justice Ibrahim Kalifulla, which has been hearing the case since January this year.The BCCI counsel KK Venugopal told the court that his client will show greatest respect in implementing the judgment. BCCI president Anurag Thakur offered no comment because he said he wanted to study the order first. Rajeev Shukla, the IPL chairman, said the BCCI would respect the judgement and discuss the procedure for implementation in the next meeting. Since it is the apex court of the country (and) if they have endorsed the recommendations of the Lodha panel then obviously you respect the court. We will definitely discuss all those issues, how it can be implemented.Reacting to the court order, Lodha said he hoped it would be a positive influence on the game. Great day for Indian cricket and Indian sport, think cricket fans should rejoice the verdict of SC, he told ANI.The most important set of recommendations announced by the Lodha Committee in January this year were aimed at transforming the entire power structure in the board. It sought to change the BCCIs electorate to one association per state - some states have three - and removed the vote from associations without territorial definitions (e.g., Railways and Services).It suggested clear and stringent eligibility criteria for the boards office-bearers and set limits to their time in office. Ministers and bureaucrats currently holding office were not to be allowed to hold positions on the board, nor would those holdiing positions in their state associations or those above 70 years of age. Wholesale Giants Jerseys. That could rule out a host of current office-bearers.The Lodha Committee had recommended there be five elected office-bearers - president, secretary, one vice-president instead of the current five, treasurer and joint secretary - and they would serve a maximum of three terms of nine years each across positions. Also, they would not be able to serve two consecutive terms - each must be broken by a cooling-off period. The presidents powers were also curbed by the recommendations: he no longer has an additional vote at meetings, nor does he have a say in team selection.The Lodhas report had also recommended that the Working Committee, the BCCIs highest decision-making body, be replaced with a nine-member Apex Council, which will include representatives from the players community - including one woman. There would also be a nominee of the Comptroller and Auditor General, presumably to keep an eye on how the boards vast resources were being utilised.There was also a big push for transparency, with the recommended appointment of three independent officials - an ombudsman, which the BCCI has already appointed, an ethics officer and an election officer - to look into the three contentious areas within the BCCI: conflict of interest, dispute resolution and election processes. It also set high eligibility criteria for each, to ensure their independence.The panel - comprising Lodha and retired Supreme Court judges, Ashok Bhan and R Raveendran - had been formed in January 2015 to determine appropriate punishments for Raj Kundra, Gurunath Meiyappan and their respective franchises; decide on Ramans role in the IPL 2013 scandal, and propose changes to the BCCIs functioning to streamline its functions and prevent sporting fraud and conflict of interest.More to follow ... Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '