Yanks open series with Rangers

Yanks open series with Rangers

Andy Pettitte will get another shot at notching a win against a team that plays in his home state.

The Rangers fly into New York and take on the Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.

Pettitte pitched well enough to get a win the last time he faced the Rangers -- allowing two runs over six innings -- but instead received a no-decision as the Yankees eventually won the game.

The left-hander has walked 17 batters in 36 innings this season, but he's also recorded 23 strikeouts.

The Rangers will send Mike Wood to the mound. Having faced off against Pettitte last week, it will be Wood's second chance against a powerful Yankees lineup.

Pitching matchup
NYY: LHP Andy Pettitte (1-1, 3.00 ERA)
Pettitte pitched well against Texas in his last start, going six innings and allowing two runs on five hits. The left-hander has kept the Rangers' young lineup inside the ballpark in the times he's faced them. No current Rangers starter has hit a home run off Pettitte.

TEX: RHP Mike Wood (0-0, 3.12)
Wood stepped into the Rangers rotation to face the Yankees in his last start when Texas moved Kevin Millwood to the disabled list with a bad hamstring. In his first go-around with the Bombers, Wood allowed three runs, two earned, in 6 1/3 innings. In 36 career Major League starts, Wood has gone 5-16 with a 5.79 ERA.

Player to watch
In a limited number of at-bats, Mark Teixeira has handled Pettitte. Teixeira is hitting .500 against the left-hander with eight hits in 16 trips to the plate. Two of those hits were doubles, but Pettitte has also struck out Teixeira five times.

On the Internet
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television

On radio
• WCBS-AM 880 AM, WQBU-FM 92.7 FM (Espanol)

Up next
• Wednesday: Texas (RHP Robinson Tejeda, 3-2, 3.89) at New York (RHP Mike Mussina, 1-1, 5.73), 7:05 p.m. ET
• Thursday: Texas (RHP Brandon McCarthy, 2-4, 7.96) at New York (RHP Chien-Ming Wang, 1-2, 3.98), 1:05 p.m. ET
• Friday: New York (RHP Darrell Rasner, 1-1, 2.75) at Seattle (LHP Jarrod Washburn, 2-3, 3.18), 10:05 p.m. ET.

Caleb Breakey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.