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Maybe We Should Just List the Yankees Who Aren’t Sick or Injured

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 14: Catcher Matt Wieters #32 of the Baltimore Orioles looks on as Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees follows his two run home run during the seventh inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 14, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Mark Teixeira, last night.

So, Mark Teixeira, who has been battling a cough for more than a month, hit the go-ahead homer in last night's 8-5 Yankees victory in Baltimore. Ivan Nova, the starting pitcher last night, struggled before leaving the game in the sixth inning with a sprained ankle. Clay Rapada, who relieved Nova, would leave the game with a viral infection after throwing just a third of an inning. Raul Ibanez, who reached base on a Chris Davis error in the sixth that scored two Yankee runs and tied the game at five, would leave the game in the ninth after getting hit by a pitch on the elbow. And David Robertson, who was given first crack at closing with Mariano Rivera on the disabled list, was unavailable last night because of a sore, left rib-cage muscle. The New York win makes four in four tries at Oriole Park this year and moves Joe Girardi's team to within a game and a half of the first-place O's. The Yankees — the ones who are healthy enough to play, at least — finish up their two-game series in Baltimore tonight.

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Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images