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April 25, 2012

Rangers 7, Yankees 3

ARLINGTON -- Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli and Mitch Moreland delivered solo homers, and rookie Robbie Ross improved to 4-0 with 2 2/3 perfect innings of relief as the Rangers beat the Yankees 7-3 and recorded their club-record sixth consecutive series win to open a season.

Beltre also had RBI singles in the third and the sixth as the Rangers collected 11 hits against Phil Hughes (1-3) and five Yankees relievers before a sell-out crowd of 47,942.

The Rangers led 4-0 after three were saw their deficit cut in half as the Yankees scored twice in the fourth against Scott Feldman, who was making a spot start. Ross, though, retired all eight hitters he faced and left with a 7-2 lead after six.

Neftali Feliz, who is being skipped the next time through the rotation for rest, allowed a homer in the seventh, but Mike Adams worked a perfect eighth and Joe Nathan pitched around a one-out double in a non-save situation in the ninth.

Beltre went 3 for 5, Ian Kinsler was 3 for 5 with two runs score, and Moreland went 2 for 3 as the Rangers won 2 of 3 games against the Yankees. Josh Hamilton was 0 for 2, but was intentionally walked twice and hit by pitch another time.

-- Jeff Wilson


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