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Cruz's Home Runs Lead Rangers Over Yankees

(Sports Network) – Nelson Cruz hit the tying home run in the eighth inning and smacked the game-winner in the bottom of the 13th, sending Texas to a 6-5 win over the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series.

Both were first-pitch home runs, and gave the AL West-leading Rangers their third straight win.

The Yankees lost for the fourth time in five games and had their lead in the AL East trimmed to 1 1/2 games over the Rays, who beat Toronto earlier Friday.

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