Game recap: Yankees 12 – Rangers 11

Result: The Yankees snapped their three-game losing streak, rallying from 4-1 down, then holding on for a 12-11 win on Tuesday night over the Texas Rangers.

MLB: New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

Need to Know: Brett Gardner continued his hot streak, registering four hits and falling just a triple shy of the cycle. Gardner scored three runs, including one in the Yanks’ seven-run sixth inning, in which 11 came to the plate. Derek Jeter added two hits in five trips, raising his batting average to .280, and Mark Teixeira homered in his return to the lineup after missing nine games with a lat strain.

J.P. Arencibia had a grand slam and seven RBIs in the loss. Brandon McCarthy had his worst outing as a Yankee, allowing four runs in six innings, but still improved to 3-0 in pinstripes. David Robertson was shaky, entering with a three-run lead and allowing the winning run to reach second base, but still recorded his 27th save.

Game Ball: Gardner, who wrecked havoc on the Rangers defense, also robbed Shin-Soo Choo of extra bases in the third inning.

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What’s Next: The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 3.99) to the hill, looking for a series win, against fellow right-hander Colby Lewis (6-8, 6.23) in their series-closing matchup in Texas.