Former Ranger helps NY beat current Rangers

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 15, 2011 at 10:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Teixeira hit two-run homers from each side of the plate and the New York Yankees connected five times, romping past the Texas Rangers 12-4 Wednesday night.

Robinson Cano and youngsters Eduardo Nunez and Ramiro Pena also homered as New York handed Texas its season-high fourth straight loss. The Yankees routed the AL champion Rangers by the exact same score Tuesday night, too.

In the second game without the injured Derek Jeter, Manager Joe Girardi got creative with his lineup. Batting leadoff for the first time since 2008, Nick Swisher reached base three times. Andruw Jones, starting in left field for Brett Gardner with left-hander Derek Holland on the mound, hit the tiebreaking RBI single in the fifth.

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