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Yanks outslugged, lose 1st set since mid-April

Yankees set club mark by hitting at least 3 HRs in 5 straight games, but can't hold 2 big leads
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ARLINGTON -- Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge highlighted a four-homer barrage that presented another assault on the record books, but Jurickson Profar's bases-clearing double held up as the difference as the Rangers edged the Yankees in a wild 12-10 slugfest on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.

Profar's big hit came off of David Robertson in the sixth inning, restoring Texas' lead after Torres and Judge homered in a six-run fifth that seemed to put the game away. Instead, New York completed its three-city road trip by dropping two of three contests to the cellar-dwelling Rangers, coughing up leads of four and five runs.

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ARLINGTON -- Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge highlighted a four-homer barrage that presented another assault on the record books, but Jurickson Profar's bases-clearing double held up as the difference as the Rangers edged the Yankees in a wild 12-10 slugfest on Wednesday evening at Globe Life Park.

Profar's big hit came off of David Robertson in the sixth inning, restoring Texas' lead after Torres and Judge homered in a six-run fifth that seemed to put the game away. Instead, New York completed its three-city road trip by dropping two of three contests to the cellar-dwelling Rangers, coughing up leads of four and five runs.

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"You're going to have an occasional night like that," manager Aaron Boone said. "I really don't even flinch at it. We turn the page, and there are a lot of things to take away from a positive standpoint tonight. It wasn't really our night on the mound. We turn the page and move on."

Video: NYY@TEX: Boone on Sabathia in 12-10 loss to Rangers

CC Sabathia was charged with seven runs over 4 1/3 frames, and Robertson couldn't escape a jam in the sixth, sending the Yanks to their first series loss since they fell in two of three games to the Red Sox from April 10-12. Sabathia blanked Texas through the first three innings, but ran into trouble the second time through the order.

"It just wasn't there for me today," Sabathia said. "With all the lefties in the lineup, I needed a good, sharp slider. It was hanging today. I just didn't have enough stuff to get these guys out."

Video: NYY@TEX: Sabathia catches DeShields looking in 1st

Nomar Mazara and Ronald Guzman homered as Sabathia threw 36 pitches in a five-run fourth inning, Guzman's third straight game with a homer in the series. Yet with 10 runs on the board for the visitors, Boone permitted Sabathia to try and get through five innings.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa tripled home a run, and Mazara knocked home another with an infield hit that chased the veteran lefty, who was denied a chance at his 250th career win (including 10 in the postseason). Jonathan Holder pitched out of a jam, but Chasen Shreve allowed a pair of hits in the sixth, and Robertson forced home a run with a walk before Profar split the outfielders with a two-out blast up the gap in right-center field.

Video: NYY@TEX: Profar clears the bases with a double in 6th

"I pitched like crap," Robertson said. "There's nothing else to say about it. I've been very poor, I haven't thrown a lot of strikes. I've walked guys. All my walks scored. I'd like to turn things around and get some clean innings going. I'm going through a rough patch right now, and I need to clean up my act."

Video: NYY@TEX: Gregorius cranks 2-run big fly in the 1st

The Yankees enjoyed another night of the long ball, swelling their total to 21 round-trippers within their past five games, equaling a record shared by the 1977 Red Sox and the 1999 Reds. Didi Gregorius hit his first homer since April 27 in a three-run first inning, and Neil Walker launched a solo drive in the third to help build a four-run lead against Fister.

Video: NYY@TEX: Walker belts solo jack, fan makes great grab

Austin Romine drove in a pair of runs, including a run-scoring hit in the fifth, before Torres crushed a three-run blast to left field. That drive chased Fister, who allowed eight runs (six earned) and 11 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

"I help the team, any opportunity that I've got," Torres said. "I'm happy for that."

Video: NYY@TEX: Torres puts Yankees ahead with 3-run homer

Two batters later, Judge hit a titanic shot to deep center field, so well-struck that none of the Texas outfielders bothered to move in pursuit. The Yankees have hit at least three homers in five consecutive games for the first time in franchise history, and it also marks the seventh such stretch of at least five games by any club in Major League history. The 19 combined homers hit by the clubs tied a record for a three-game series played at Globe Life Park.

"You look at the guys in our lineup, we can hit," Sabathia said. "We hit tonight. We've just got to pitch better."

Video: Yankees' power bats make franchise history

SOUND SMART
Torres hit four homers in the series and became the youngest Yankee to homer in three consecutive games. According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the youngest Major Leaguer to go deep in three straight since Giancarlo Stanton accomplished the feat with the Marlins from Sept. 6-7, 2010, at Philadelphia, when the future Yankee was 20 years and 303 days of age.

Video: Torres belts 4 homers in 3 games against the Rangers

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Judge's fifth-inning home run traveled 471 feet, making it the sixth-longest homer hit in the Majors this season and the longest hit by a Yankee, surpassing the 461-foot blast hit by Gary Sanchez on May 4 against the Indians. It was also the third-longest blast of Judge's career to date.

Video: NYY@TEX: Judge crushes homer 471 feet vs. the Rangers

UP NEXT
Following an off-day on Thursday, the Yankees return home to host the Angels on Friday evening at 7:05 ET. Right-hander Luis Severino (7-1, 2.35 ERA) will be looking to extend a seven-start unbeaten streak, coming off a victory over the Royals in Kansas City. Severino took a no-decision against the Angels on April 27 in Anaheim. Left-hander Andrew Heaney (2-3, 3.35 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Halos.

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

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