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Yanks beat Darvish in rain-shortened game

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner hit a tiebreaking homer off All-Star ace Yu Darvish, and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 Wednesday night in a rain-shortened game called in the fifth inning under bizarre circumstances.

Yankees grounds crew
The New York Yankees grounds crew rolls out the tarp at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. (Elsa, Getty Images)

David Phelps (5-4) pitched out of a jam just before the storm, and Francisco Cervelli doubled twice to help the Yankees win for the fifth time in six games on a 10-game homestand following the All-Star break.

New York has taken two of the first three in a four-game series that ends Thursday afternoon.

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