New York Yankees defeat Texas Rangers, 11-1

ARLINGTON - It wasn't hard to figure out when Alex Rodriguez was at the plate Monday.

First came the boos from Rangers fans getting their first look at the slugger since his steroids admission back in February, then came the sound of Rodriguez's bat punishing another pitch delivered by Texas hurlers.

A-Rod went 5-for-5 with four RBI, two doubles and two runs scored, pacing a Yankees attack that knocked the first-place Rangers around for 19 hits in an 11-1 win.

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ARLINGTON - Someone forgot to tell Phil Hughes this is a hitter's park.

The 22-year-old dominated the first-place Rangers with eight shutout innings Monday, leading the Yankees to an easy 11-1 win. Hughes allowed only three hits and one walk, striking out six to record his second straight victory.

In two career starts at the Ballpark in Arlington - the other was on May 1, 2007, when Hughes threw 6-1/3 innings of no-hit ball before suffering a hamstring injury - Hughe...