Journeyman Gordon does his job, Yanks sweep Texas

Journeyman Brian Gordon kept the Yankees close
in a most unlikely start, then Brett Gardner hit a winning single
in the 12th inning that sent New York past the Texas Rangers 3-2
Thursday for a three-game sweep.
The Yankees became the first team to sweep AL champion Texas
this year. New York won for the sixth time in seven tries and sent
the Rangers to their season-worst fifth loss in a row.
Gardner's one-out hit off Michael Kirkman (1-1) ended an
afternoon that began with baseball's latest feel-good story.
Needing a starter for their banged-up staff, the Yankees reached
into the grab bag and plucked out the 32-year-old Gordon, a
converted outfielder whose only prior big league experience came in
three relief appearances for Texas in 2008.