NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez might not be the poster child for a guy who should be giving out postseason advice, but he's been smoking hot this October and, well, what the heck.
So, his advice to slumping teammate Mark Teixeira: Hang with 'em.
Teixeira was hitting just .205 (8 for 39) this postseason heading into Game 1 of the World Series. Then he was badly overmatched by Philadelphia starter Cliff Lee, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a couple of ground balls.
So now he's moving toward Game 2 of the first World Series of his life batting a cool .186 (8 for 43) for the postseason.
"I think Tex is going to be fine," A-Rod said. "You take tonight out of it. With the exception of Jeter, I don't think we had anybody with many good swings tonight."