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Rangers keep rolling, sweep reeling Yankees

@Sullivan_Ranger and @BryanHoch

NEW YORK -- Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings and Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer, leading the Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, completing a sweep of the three-game series.

Prince Fielder also drove in a pair of runs as Texas won its fifth straight contest, sending the skidding Yanks to their sixth straight defeat. Gallardo limited New York's bats to two runs and four hits over six innings, walking one and striking out six.

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NEW YORK -- Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings and Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer, leading the Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, completing a sweep of the three-game series.

Prince Fielder also drove in a pair of runs as Texas won its fifth straight contest, sending the skidding Yanks to their sixth straight defeat. Gallardo limited New York's bats to two runs and four hits over six innings, walking one and striking out six.

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Video: TEX@NYY: Prince opens the scoring with an RBI double

"It's big," Gallardo said. "This road trip is a big road trip. We're facing some tough teams. To come out and play the way we have on this road trip shows the talent we have in this clubhouse and the hard work that we put in."

Following a pregame ceremony to honor Bernie Williams, Yankees starter Chris Capuano lasted just 4 1/3 innings, permitting three runs (two earned) and eight hits. Brian McCann had a two-run single in the first for the Yanks, who have lost 10 of their past 11 games.

Video: TEX@NYY: McCann plates a pair with a single to center

"It's been a lot of different things during this stretch," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Tonight we scored two runs in the first, and we didn't score any more. We did that a few times earlier in this stretch. It's been defense at times, it's been pitching at times. We need to play better."

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Rosales goes deep: Rosales, getting a second straight start at second base, hit a two-run home run in the second. Rosales' high drive hit the top of the left-field wall, just beyond the reach of Brett Gardner as he tried to make a leaping catch. A fan also tried to catch the ball and there were some who thought there might have been interference. But the replay showed the ball beyond Gardner's grasp.

Early exit for Cap: This marked the second start of the season for Capuano, who missed most of Spring Training with a right quadriceps strain, and once again he was unable to provide distance. Capuano recorded just 13 outs, though the damage would have been worse if not for a strikeout of Fielder in the second inning. He departed after surrendering back-to-back singles in the fifth.

Video: TEX@NYY: Capuano strikes out Prince to end the 2nd

"My No. 1 goal going out there was to get deep in the game and take pressure off the bullpen," Capuano said. "Going 4 1/3 innings, I'm not happy with that. I need to pitch better."

Gallardo gets on roll: Gallardo gave up two runs in the first, then got on track. He allowed just two baserunners after the first inning, one reaching on an error and the other a single. He struck out the side in the fifth. More >

Video: TEX@NYY: Gallardo K's six, gives up two runs over six

"They said Gallardo started locating his cutter, which is his big pitch," Girardi said. "It seemed like he started getting in on our lefties, threw some curveballs early in the count to keep our guys off-balance. His location got a lot better."

Wilson struggles: The Rangers were a homer shy of hitting for the cycle in the seventh off left-hander Justin Wilson: Delino DeShields tripled to deep center, Shin-Soo Choo doubled home the run and Fielder dented the right-field wall with an RBI single. Dellin Betances entered to get some work -- he hadn't pitched since Tuesday at Washington -- and extinguished the threat.

Video: TEX@NYY: Prince singles off the wall to drive in Choo

SOUND SMART WITH YOUR FRIENDS
The Rangers used three players in the No. 9 spot during the three-game series with the Yankees: Thomas Field, Jake Smolinski and Rosales. They were a combined 5-for-9 with two walks, four runs scored and five RBIs.

The Yankees used four left-handed pitchers Sunday: Capuano, Chasen Shreve, Wilson and Andrew Miller, matching their most in a game over the past 102 seasons since 1914 (18th time). The previous time was Aug. 11, 2003, at Kansas City: David Wells, Sterling Hitchcock, Chris Hammond and Jesse Orosco.

IN REVIEW
The Yankees won a first-inning challenge that took away a leadoff infield single from DeShields. He was called safe by first-base umpire Larry Vanover on a grounder fielded by second baseman Jose Pirela in the right-side hole. But the Yankees challenged and the call was overturned. The review took one minute, 18 seconds.

Video: TEX@NYY: Yanks get out after challenge overturns call

WHAT'S NEXT
Rangers: Phil Klein (1-0, 4.50 ERA) makes his second start for the Rangers against the Indians at 3:10 p.m. CT on Monday at Progressive Field. The Rangers have lost six straight in Cleveland. The Rangers are 18-22 all-time on Memorial Day. Shaun Marcum (1-0, 2.31 ERA) starts for the Indians.

Yankees: Nathan Eovaldi (3-1, 4.73 ERA) gets the ball Monday as the Yankees host the Royals at 1:05 p.m. ET on Memorial Day, opening a three-game series. Right-hander Jeremy Guthrie (4-2, 4.75 ERA) will be on the mound for Kansas City.

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T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and Facebook.

Chris Capuano, Prince Fielder, Yovani Gallardo, Brian McCann, Adam Rosales