New York Yankees defeat Texas Rangers, 7-6

ARLINGTON, Tex. - Marcus Thames wasn't trying to emulate Mark Teixeira Wednesday night, but he did a very good impression filling in for him in the No. 3 spot.

Thames homered in the eighth then drove in the game-winner in the ninth to lift the Yankees to a 7-6 win over the Rangers.

"I know I don't get to play that much, but when I do, I take pride in it," Thames said. "I'm not going to put the pressure on myself and try to act like I'm Tex. I'm just going to be Marcu...