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Mark Teixeira is not in the Yankees starting lineup on Friday.
Teixeira is still experiencing soreness in the pinkie he had stitches put into the other day and is having trouble gripping the bat. He won't take part in batting practice to give it a proper rest and should be considered day-to-day. Chase Headley will continue to play first in his absence with Martin Prado playing third.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba