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Mark Teixeira, a five-time Gold Glove Award winner at first base, committed his fifth error of the season in Tuesday's 6-1 loss to the Cubs; already tied for his third-highest error total in any big league campaign, and his highest total as a Yankee.

"I think he's still very good over there. I'm very comfortable when he's around the bag in what he does," manager Joe Girardi said.

• On this date in 1923, Colonel Jacob Ruppert took sole control of the Yankees, buying out Colonel Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston for the price of $1.5 million (about $20.7 million in 2014 dollars). Ruppert held control of the Yankees until his death in 1939.

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