Carlos Villanueva

Teixeira Hits 400th, 401st Homers, Yankees Beat Padres, 6-3

SAN DIEGO — Having hit his 400th career home run an inning earlier, Mark Teixeira couldn't resist a little bat flip after he hit No. 401.

Teixeira became the fifth switch hitter with at least 400 home runs, Didi Gregorius also connected and Chad Green got his first big league victory as the New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

Teixeira struck out in his first three at-bats before hitting a high, arcing shot into the home run porch down the right-field line off Carlos Villanueva leading off the eighth for No. 400. With Brett Gardner aboard on a single with one out in the ninth, Teixeira got No. 401 when he homered to right off Kevin...