Jeter Hits Two Homers As Yankees Club Rangers

Jeter homers twice in Yankees' 12-5 win at Texas

By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer
      ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Derek Jeter homered twice after going 62
games without a long ball, Curtis Granderson went deep again and
the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 12-5 Sunday despite an
erratic outing by CC Sabathia.
      Jeter had gone 259 at-bats without a homer since last Aug. 24
before leading off the fifth with a liner that barely cleared the
eight-foot wall into the Rangers' bullpen in right-center.
      Jeter didn't wait long for his next homer, leading off the
seventh against Arthur Rhodes (1-2) with a deeper shot into the
bullpen to break a 4-all tie.
      Under scrutiny all season, Jeter had four hits, three RBIs and
his first stolen base of the year while raising his batting average
from .256 to .276.
      
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