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MLB Team Report - New York Yankees ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas is known for the vista of a cowboy riding off into the sunset, but it is a Yankee who will trot out of the Lone Star State on Wednesday, as Derek Jeter plays his last regular-season game in Texas. It will be his 73rd game in Arlington.

"We played some tough Texas teams," Jeter said this week. "On the way to the World Series, we had to go through some Texas teams."

Globe Life Park is one of 18 ballparks Jeter will leave for the final time in the final season of his 19-year career.

In Arlington, Jeter has tallied over 100 hits, and has a batting average better than his career average of .311.

His best game in Arlington came on May 6, 1998, when he had five RBIs, three on a triple and one home run.

The 40-year-old Jeter's production has slipped a bit in his farewell season, but in Monday's game against the Rangers, he had three hits in four at-bats.

The Rangers will toast Jeter before Wednesday's game, with appearances from Michael Young and Ivan Rodriguez.

----------------------------------------------- MLB Team Report - New York Yankees RECORD: 55-51

STREAK: Won one

NEXT: Rangers (RHP Colby Lewis, 6-8, 6.23 ERA) vs. Yankees (RHP Hiroki Kuroda, 7-6, 3.99 ERA)

PLAYER NOTES:

--1B Mark Teixeira returned to the lineup for the Yankees after missing time over the last week due to a lower lat strain. Teixeira began his career as a member of the Rangers, where he was an All-Star and was awarded both the Golden Glove and Silver Slugger honors.

--LF Zoilo Almonte was recalled from Triple-A Scranton before Monday's game against the Rangers. He started and went 0-for-3. On Tuesday, he fared a bit better, going 1-for-5 with two RBIs.

--C Brian McCann has been getting on base a ton lately. McCann has reached safely via a hit, base-on-balls or hit-by-pitch in 19 of his last 22 games. He had an RBI via sacrifice on Tuesday but did not get on base.

--OF Ichiro Suzuki needs five hits to pass George Sisler's mark of 2,810 hits, which is 48th on the all-time list.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "Strange game, but it's great to get out with a win." -- Manager Joe Girardi, after the Yankees rallied from a three-run deficit, then held on for a 12-11 victory over Texas on Tuesday when Rangers slugger Adrian Beltre flied out with the bases loaded for the final out in the ninth.

----------------------------------------------- MLB Team Report - New York Yankees MEDICAL WATCH:

--1B Mark Teixeira (Grade I strain of lower lat) missed games July 21-27. He received a platelet-rich plasma shot from team doctor Chris Ahmad on July 21. Teixeira did some stretching and running July 26. He took 25 practice at-bats from both sides of the plate before the July 27 game, and he also fielded ground balls. He pinch-hit July 28 and was in the starting lineup July 29.