The Seattle Mariners intentionally walked Gary Sanchez to face Mark Teixeira twice on Wednesday night.
Sanchez was playing in just his 21st Major League game, while Teixeira has hit 404 home runs in his career.
"Shoot, if Babe Ruth is hitting behind him, you intentionally walk him," Teixeira said. "I mean, he is as hot as any player I have played with in my entire career. You just don't see guys doing what he is doing. I don't care how old he is."
Sanchez, 23, hit a solo home run in the first inning and is batting .389 with nine homers and 16 RBIs in 72 at-bats.