In his first stint back from the disabled list, Mike Mussina, backed by an early Doug Mientkiewicz homer, gave up just one run before leaving after five innings. Derek Jeter extended his hit streak to 20 games, and Mariano Rivera worked through trouble to earn his second save of the day, tripling his season total, as New York swept the doubleheader and the three-game set.
The Rangers received their second solid starting pitching performance in the nightcap, this one from Robinson Tejeda, but they couldn't counter Mike Mussina or the Yankees bullpen and dropped the nightcap of the doubleheader. Sammy Sosa was expected to be fine after being hit by a pitch in the sixth inning; outfielder Matt Kata had two assists in the first inning.
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