NEW YORK (AP) _ Mark Teixeira has returned to the New York
Yankees’ lineup following a left calf injury.

Teixeira was down to bat fifth and play first base in Monday
night’s game against Boston, the start of a three-game series that
is to end the regular season. He injured his left calf Aug. 27 and
returned Sept. 8 at Baltimore but aggravated the injury diving into
first base on a game-ending groundout and has not played since.

New York also scratched struggling pitcher Ivan Nova from his
scheduled start Tuesday and replaced him with David Phelps.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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