New York Yankees defeat Texas Rangers, 12-3

In the Yankees' official pregame notes Tuesday night, the heading on one of the most unexpected stats associated with the team this season read "N-W YORK YANK- - S."

Yes, as in no "E's."

But Jorge Posada's overthrow on Elvis Andrus' stolen base in the fourth inning of the Yankees' 12-3 win over Texas signaled the end of their major-league record of 18 consecutive games without an error since their previous gaffe (by Ramiro Pena) on May 13.

"Yeah, I really messed t...

The Yankees were all abuzz about Mark Teixeira's take-out slide Tuesday night, a play that kept alive their big fourth inning in 12-3 romp over Texas. But the play cost Teixeira at least a spot in the starting lineup Wednesday night.

Teixeira was scratched after batting practice because of a bruised right ankle, suffered when he broke up a potential double play at second. X-rays after Tuesday's game were negative and Joe Girardi said, "We think he'll probably be able to...

Mark Teixeira called it "a good coincidence" that his hard slide into second base came right after he was plunked for the second time by his nemesis, Vicente Padilla.

For the Yankees, the slide was much more - it was probably the key moment in their 12-3 victory over the Rangers Tuesday night. It was a game in which both teams were warned after A.J. Burnett retaliated for Teixeira's bruises by throwing high and tight to Nelson Cruz.

Teixeira upended Texas shortstop E...