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McCarthy, Yankees down Rangers to win series

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon McCarthy pitched six strong innings for his second straight win and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Thursday to finish a four-game series.

The Yankees won the last three games of the series -- Wednesday's outing was shortened to five innings because of rain -- and improved to 6-1 on their 10- game homestand.

McCarthy (2-0) struck out five and gave up one run on four hits and two walks. The Yankees have won all three of his starts since acquiring the right-hander from the Diamondbacks on July 6 for Vidal Nuno.

J.P. Arencibia hit a solo homer for the Rangers, who have lost five of their last six and 27 of their last 32 games.

Colby Lewis (6-8) took the loss after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings.

07/24 16:11:28 ET

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