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Teixeira, Cabrera, Pen Lead Yanks Past Rangers

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Chien-Ming Wang gave up five runs in 4.2 innings in his return to the Yankees' rotation, but the Bombers overcame a 5-1 deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 8-6 thanks to big hits by Mark Teixeira and Melky Cabrera and 4.1 solid innings of relief by the bullpen.

Wang looked sharp through the first two frames of his first start since April 18, but things unraveled over the next three innings as New York fell behind by four runs.

The Yankees responded, though, with a five-spot of their own in the bottom of the fifth, highlighted by a bases-clearing double off the bat of Teixeira.

With the game tied at six in the eighth, Cabrera connected for a two-run homer to give the Yanks the lead and Mariano Rivera comple...

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