5 reasons to watch Rangers-Yankees tonight on YES

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07/30/2014 3:13 PM ET
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Yankees Brett Gardner rounds the bases after his home run against the Rangers.(AP)
1. The 12 runs the Yankees scored last night were the most they've scored since April 24, when they put up 14 against Boston.

2. Brett Gardner has tallied nine total bases in each of his last two games, marking just the fifth time since 1939 that a Yankees player has recorded at least nine total bases in consecutive games. Alfonso Soriano, Robinson Cano (2x) and Moose Skowron were the others.

3. The Bronx Bombers have hit 14 HRs since the All-Star Break, tying them with five other teams for second-most in the Majors during that period; the Brewers lead the league with 15 homers. The Yankees have also scored 52 runs since the All-Star Break, fifth most in the Majors.

4. Hiroki Kuroda is 6-1 with a 3.90 ERA while working on four days rest this season, vs. 1-5 and a 4.07 ERA when working on five or more days rest this season.

5. Francisco Cervelli currently is in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak, and is batting .353 in those 10 games. 

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