The Yankees will try to make things a little easier on themselves on Wednesday night than they did on Tuesday, when they tied the record for the biggest comeback in franchise history en route to a crazy 14-13 win.
Without Jason Giambi in its already-depleted lineup, New York battled back from a nine-run deficit in the third, as Jorge Posada's two-run, walk-off homer sent the crowd home happy.
"Everyone, over the course of the season, has to step up," said Derek Jeter, who contributed four hits and four RBIs in the win. "We're missing guys, so we need some other guys to pick up the slack."
New York is now 4-1 against Texas this season.
Chien-Ming Wang takes the mound looking to follow up both the team's momentum and his own. Wang pitched his best game of the season on Friday, shutting out the A's over eight innings of four-hit ball.
The Yankees hope to have the services of Giambi, who missed Tuesday's game with a strained neck.
TEX: RHP Kameron Loe (2-3, 4.23 ERA)
Loe allowed five runs in five innings on May 6 against New York.
NYY: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (3-1, 4.04 ERA)
Wang allowed three runs in six innings, beating the Rangers on May 7.
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Jeter has 11 hits in his last 27 at-bats, a .407 average. His 29 RBIs rank second only to Giambi on the Yankees.
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Thursday: Rangers (RHP Vicente Padilla, 3-3, 4.57 ERA) at Yankees (RHP Jaret Wright, 1-2, 5.06 ERA), 1:05 p.m. ET
Friday: Yankees (LHP Randy Johnson, 5-4, 5.13 ERA) at Mets (RHP Jeremi Gonzalez, 0-0, 5.40 ERA), 7:10 p.m. ET
Saturday: Yankees (RHP Mike Mussina, 6-1, 2.56 ERA) at Mets (RHP Pedro Martinez, 5-0, 3.19 ERA), 1:20 p.m. ET
Mark Feinsand is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.