Posada and Pettitte lift the Yankees

Associated Press

Jorge Posada hit a three-run home run and the free-swinging New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers, 9-2, on Wednesday.

The Yankees have scored at least eight runs in four of their last five games.

Texas dropped five games behind the Angels in the American League West.

Andy Pettitte (11-6) picked up his 189th win with the Yankees, tying Lefty Gomez for third on the club list behind Hall of Fame members Whitey Ford (236) and Red Ruffing (231).

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