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Yankees-Rangers Notes: Marcus Thames, Mark Teixeira and More

looked like just another night when the Yankees would be victimized by Cliff Lee, but the Yankees managed to chip away at him, as they scored four runs off him and knocked him out of the game in the seventh inning before going to work on the Texas bullpen.

Marcus Thames hit an eighth-inning homer and put the Yanks ahead with a ninth-inning single before Mariano Rivera came in and shut the door on a 7-6 victory, even needing to strand a leadoff triple to do it.

Here are some notes:

Thames was hired to hit lefties, but he’s mashed righties as well this season: .321 BA, .879 OPS overall. Just don’t ask him to play defense. Thames went 5-for-10 batting in the No. 3 spot for Mark Teixeira, who was out the last two games ...

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