August 27, 2009

MLB: Texas 7, N.Y. Yankees 2

Ian Kinsler homered twice and drove in four runs Thursday, fueling a 7-2 Texas win over the New York Yankees.

Kinsler's 27th homer, a three-run blast, gave Texas a 3-1 lead with two outs in the top of the fourth and his 28th, a solo shot, capped the scoring with two outs in the eighth. He has five multi-homer games this season.

Chris Davis hit a three-run homer in the seventh for the Rangers, who won despite just six hits.

The winner was reliever Jason Grilli (2-2).

New York scored on RBI singles by Mark Teixeira in the first and fourth, respectively.

Johnny Damon also had two hits for the Yankees, who lost twice in the three-game series.

Losing pitcher A.J. Burnett (10-8) allowed three runs and just two hits in six innings with three walks and 12 strikeouts.