(Reuters) - Mark Teixeira drove in five runs with two home runs and the New York Yankees beat the visiting Los Angeles Angels 6-5 behind a four-run eighth inning rally on Friday.
Los Angeles had led 5-2 before Teixeira homered to left with Derek Jeter and Curtis Granderson on base in the eighth to tie the score. Five batters later, catcher Russell Martin drove in the winning run with a single to right.
Teixeira also had a two-run homer in the third inning.
Four of the Angels' five runs came on homers.
Erick Aybar put Los Angeles ahead with a solo homer in the top of the third and Mark Trumbo's three-run blast in the seventh inning made it a 4-2 game.
Albert Pujols drove in the other Los Angeles run with a double in the eighth.
(Reporting By Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)
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