Texas 6, Anaheim 4

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 1 (UPI) -- Rookie Mark Teixeira homered off Ramon Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez drove in three runs Monday night and Texas held on for a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Angels.

Texas 7, Oakland 6

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 24 (UPI) -- Carl Everett hit a three-run homer and Mark Teixeira also drove in three runs as Texas beat Oakland, 7-6, Tuesday and snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Texas 13, Florida 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 15 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers snapped out of a scoring slump Saturday and pounded Florida 13-2.

Texas 9, N.Y. Mets 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 11 (UPI) -- Michael Young and Hank Blalock each hit two-run homers Tuesday night, leading the Texas Rangers to a 9-7 win over the New York Mets.

Atlanta 6, Texas 5

ATLANTA, June 3 (UPI) -- Andruw Jones, kept out of the starting lineup by a hyperextended left knee, delivered a two-run homer as a pinch hitter off Ugueth Urbina in the bottom of the e

Texas 4, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 27 (UPI) -- Colby Lewis earned his first win in more than five weeks and half of Texas' six hits were home runs as the Rangers posted a 4-2 victory Tuesday night over the T

Baltimore 13, Texas 10

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 25 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora had a career-high five hits and Brian Roberts reached base four times Sunday as the Baltimore Orioles held on for a 13-10 victory over the Texas Ran

Texas 10, Tampa Bay 8

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 22 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 13th homer Thursday as the Texas Rangers stretched their season-best winning streak to six games with a 10-8 victory over the Tampa Bay D

Texas 8, Tampa Bay 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 21 (UPI) -- Ruben Sierra had his first multi-hit game in three weeks Wednesday night, driving in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single, and rookie Mark Teixeira had

Cleveland 6, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 10 (UPI) -- Cleveland rocked Alan Benes for five runs and six hits in his American League debut Saturday night as the Indians downed the Texas Rangers, 6-4.

Texas 9, Anaheim 7

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 17 (UPI) -- Ryan Drese staged a remarkable turnaround after allowing four runs in the top of the first inning Thursday and the Texas Rangers rallied for a 9-7 victory over

Texas 5, Oakland 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 10 (UPI) -- Rookie Mark Teixeira belted a three-run homer in the fourth inning and Carl Everett hit a tie-breaking solo shot in the eighth as the Texas Rangers rallied from

Milwaukee 6, Texas 5 (10 inn.)

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 26 (UPI) -- Wes Helms delivered a run-scoring single in the top of the 10th inning Wednesday, giving the Milwaukee Brewers a 6-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Arizona 7, Texas 4

TUCSON, March 25 (UPI) -- Tony Womack hit a three-run homer and John Patterson worked six effective innings to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 victory over the Texas Rangers.

Texas 4, Anaheim 3

SURPRISE, Ariz., March 22 (UPI) -- Mike Young went two for two with an RBI and Juan Gonzalez homered Saturday as the Texas Rangers withstood a ninth-inning rally to edge the Anaheim Angels, 4-3.
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Mark Teixeira
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira gets ready for the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago on August 2, 2009. The Yankees won 8-5. UPI/Brian Kersey

Mark Charles Teixeira (pronounced /teɪˈʃɛrə/ tay-sherr-ə; born April 11, 1980, in Annapolis, Maryland), nicknamed "Tex" is an American Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees. Mostly a first baseman, he has also played third base and in the outfield. He played college baseball at Georgia Tech, where in 2001 he won the Dick Howser Trophy as the national collegiate baseball player of the year.

Teixeira was drafted in 2001 by the Texas Rangers, and made his MLB debut for them in 2003. In mid-2007 he was traded to the Atlanta Braves, and traded again in mid-2008 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In December 2008, he agreed to a contract with the New York Yankees. Teixeira has won four Gold Glove Awards and three Silver Slugger Awards. Teixeira also holds the all-time major league record for most games with a home run from both sides of the plate, with 12.

Teixeira grew up in Severna Park, Maryland, and attended Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, Maryland, where he played for the school's varsity baseball team. Teixeira is a Portuguese American. He also has roots in the South American country of British Guiana (now Guyana), the country from which his grandfather migrated as a young man.

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