Texas Rangers (40-59) at New York Yankees (50-48), 7:05 p.m. (ET)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Texas Rangers eye their first winning streak since late June on Tuesday when they continue a four-game series with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Texas won for just the second time in 12 games in Monday's opener, as Shin-Soo Choo, Rougned Odor and Geovany Soto each had RBI singles during a three-run sixth inning to propel the hapless Rangers to a 4-2 victory.

The Rangers also received a needed lift from starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (1-2) to win for only the fifth time in their last 29 games. The right-hander held New York to just four hits and two runs over a career-best 7 1/3 innings.

The Yankees, meanwhile, had as many hits as errors (five) and couldn't carry the momentum from a three-game home sweep of Cincinnati over the weekend.

Shane Greene (2-1), responsible for three of the Yankee miscues, was dealt the loss after permitting four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

"Tonight hurts a little bit," Greene said. "I wasn't making the pitches I wanted to make."

Jacoby Ellsbury was the lone bright spot for New York, going 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

To make matters worse for New York it learned before the game that slugger Mark Teixeira, who leads the team in both home runs (17) and RBI (48), would be lost for at least this series with a left lower lat injury.

Texas will now try to string back-to-back wins together for the first time since beating Minnesota from June 27-28 behind right-hander Nick Martinez, who has lost his last five decisions and is 1-6 on the year with a 5.10 ERA.

Martinez hasn't pitched since losing to the Baltimore Orioles back on July 1. He was placed on the disabled list after that outing with discomfort in his left side.

New York will counter with righty Chase Whitley, who is 4-3 with a 5.10 ERA. Whitley lost to Baltimore on July 13, as he allowed three runs and five hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

The Rangers won four of seven encounters a season ago.

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