Jorge Posada hit a three-run homer, Andy Pettitte finally gave New York a quality pitching performance, and the free-swinging Yankees romped to a 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each drove in a pair of runs, and
Jerry Hairston Jr. added a solo homer for the Yankees. The
highest-scoring team in baseball has put up at least eight runs in
four of its last five games.
Helped by a slew of double plays, Pettitte (11-6) allowed two
runs and five hits over seven innings to win his third straight
decision. The crisp performance came after New York pitchers had
surrendered 39 runs on 52 hits over the last four games, including
a 10-9 loss to the Rangers in the series opener.