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04/16/10 6:08 PM ET

Yankees duo aim at history vs. Rangers

The series opener was short, but it was long enough for Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano to make Yankees history.

And when you do something no prior set of Yankees teammates has done, it tends to transcend the ordinary.

And on Saturday afternoon, Jeter and Cano will take aim at Texas right-hander Scott Feldman with the intent of running their respective season-long hitting streaks to 11 games.

By keeping their streaks alive in Friday's six-inning rain-shortened victory, the double-play tandem became the first Bombers teammates to both hit safely in each of the team's first 10 games (although the feat had been accomplished only seven years ago by Tampa Bay mates Carl Crawford and Rocco Baldelli).

Feldman, oddly, will be making his ninth career start on six days' rest, with a record of 2-2 in the prior tries. Continuing Texas' own impressive streak of starting pitching, Feldman could play a major role as the Rangers try to avoid another typical out-of-towners weekend in New York.

Taking their best shot at A.J. Burnett on Saturday may be their best shot.

Not because the Yankees right-hander is an easy mark. Burnett did down Texas twice in three authoritative starts last season. But the Rangers' record in games started by opposing left-handers dropped to 1-4 in Friday night's rain-abbreviated loss to CC Sabathia -- and looming on Sunday is another New York southpaw, Andy Pettitte.

So Burnett offers a window of opportunity for a Texas team that has often hit town feeling rich and left feeling as though its pockets had been picked. The Rangers have dropped 16 of their last 27 in Yankee Stadium, old and new.

Both teams were wet and cold on Friday -- Sabathia ended his abridged complete game by retiring 17 of the last 19 batters.

Better get over it quick, suggests Texas general manager Jon Daniels, aware that the team's next stop is Boston, which can be just as inhospitable.

"New York and Boston provide a unique challenge on two fronts," Daniels said. "First, the atmosphere is just different. I don't think it will affect our guys; they've all been there before. Second, and more important, their lineups are full of guys that are selective and make you work for outs. Boston and New York combine patience and power. That's ultimately what we want to become -- a selective but dangerous club."

Rangers: Young locked with Pudge
Michael Young (1-for-3) remains tied with Ivan Rodriguez for the most multihit games in club history, 490. ... Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero went 0-for-2 on Friday for only his second hitless game of the season, but he did deliver the sole Texas run with a sacrifice fly.

Yankees: Charging from the gate
Even in the Joe Torre glory era, the Yankees weren't known for fast starts. Now at 7-3, they have posted their best 10-game record since opening the 2003 season at 9-1. ... The Yanks have a streak of eight errorless games.

Worth noting
Friday's game made it two out of four in Yankee Stadium without a home run. There was only one such event all of last season, in the June 18 Interleague game against the Nationals.

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