Teixeira homers twice, Yankees rout Texas 12-4

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.