Ninth-inning rally sees Yanks top Rangers
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Eduardo Nunez tripled home the game-tying run before scoring the go-ahead tally on Brent Lillibridge's single in the ninth, as the New York Yankees rallied past the Texas Rangers, 5-4, Tuesday in the second tilt of a four-game set.
New York trailed 4-3 heading into its final at-bat, but Vernon Wells worked a one-out walk to give the Yankees their first baserunner since the fourth inning.
Wells moved to second when Texas closer Joe Nathan (1-1) uncorked a wild pitch before scoring easily on Nunez's triple to center that landed just over the glove of a leaping Craig Gentry.
Lillibridge followed with a line-drive base hit to left to score Nunez for the deciding run.
Mariano Rivera then retired the Rangers in order in the ninth to nail down his 32nd save of the season for the Yankees, who had lost five of their last six coming into the contest.
Joba Chamberlain (2-0) was awarded the victory after spinning a 1-2-3 eighth.
Mitch Moreland launched a two-run homer for the Rangers, who have dropped five of their last six games.
07/23 23:18:56 ET