Jeter, Rodriguez Lead New York Yankees to 7-4 Win Over Rangers

The New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 in a matchup of division leaders as Derek Jeter had four hits to extend his hitting streak to 13 games and Alex Rodriguez belted a three-run homer.

The Yankees scored seven runs over six innings off Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland, opening a 7-1 lead last night in Arlington, Texas. CC Sabathia picked up his second win of the season by holding Texas to four runs in eight innings.

Rodriguez homered during the Yankees’ four-run fifth inning and Jeter added a run-scoring double in the sixth as the Yankees took the opener of a three-game series to improve their record to 10-6 on the Major League Baseball season.

Josh Hamilton hit his eighth homer of the season for the two-time defending American League-champion Rangers, who fell to 13-4. Texas, which has won its first five series of the season, hosts the Yankees again tonight.

The San Francisco Giants swept a doubleheader against the New York Mets yesterday with wins of 6-1 and 7-2.

Tim Lincecum picked up his first victory of the season for the Giants in the opening game and Madison Bumgarner held the Mets to three hits over seven innings to win the nightcap.

Boston halted its five-game losing streak as Cody Ross hit two home runs, including a solo shot in the top of the ninth inning, to give the Red Sox a 6-5 win against the Minnesota Twins. Ross also hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to help the Red Sox erase a 5-3 deficit.

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