Two of the top lineups in the American League scored early in the game. Curtis Granderson hit a two-out single with the bases loaded to score two runs in the top of the first. Texas answered with one run in the bottom of the inning with an RBI groundout from Josh Hamilton.
The Yankees pulled away with four runs in the top of the sixth, as Nick Swisher hit a sac fly and Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer. The Rangers scored the final three runs of the game in the sixth and seventh innings, but it was not enough.
Derek Holland got the start and gave up seven earned runs over six innings, picking up the loss. Elvis Andrus went 2-for-4 as the only Ranger with multiple hits. Craig Gentry went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Despite that 8-1 record on the road, the Rangers are just 5-3 at home this season.