Martin Perez won his seventh straight start after the playoff-hopeful Texas Rangers rallied from an early four-run deficit and beat the AL wild card-leading New York Yankees 11-5 on Friday night.
Elvis Andrus had three hits, including the tiebreaking two-run single in the fifth that put the Rangers up, 7-5.
Perez (12-10) became the first Rangers pitcher to win seven straight starts since Kenny Rogers set the team record in 2005 with eight in a row. The lefthander allowed five runs, only two earned, while giving up eight hits over 52/3 innings.
Nomar Mazara homered for Texas (71-69), which stayed 21/2 games behind Minnesota for the AL's second wild card. The Twins won...