The Rangers gave away a good opportunity to fight back in the top of the fifth, when Josh Hamilton grounded into a double play with two on and one out. The Yankees came out in their half of the inning and made the visitors pay for their mistake.
Nick Swisher led off with a walk against C.J. Wilson. After a lineout, Alex Rodriguez then drilled a ground-rule double to left-center field to put two runners in scoring position, and Marcus Thames was issued an intentional walk to load the bases.
That brought Lance Berkman to the plate, and he put a charge into a fly ball to center. It didn't drop or clear the wall, but it was deep enough to go as a sac fly to score the Yankees' sixth run of the game.
It's 6-1 New York going into the top of the sixth.