Yankees 4, Rangers 2

NEW YORK -- Brandon McCarthy pitched six innings and New York held off Texas at Yankee Stadium.

Chase Headley had an RBI single, Francisco Cervelli delivered a run-scoring double and left fielder Brett Gardner lifted a sacrifice fly for the Yankees, who are 6-1 during a 10-game homestand. Brian McCann added an insurance run in the eighth inning with an RBI double.

McCarthy (2-0) held the Rangers to one run and four hits. Elvis Andrus had an RBI single and first baseman J.P. Arencibia homered for Texas, which has lost 17 of 20.