NEW YORK -- Jason Giambi and the New York Yankees had an
emphatic response to Hank's latest edict.
Giambi hit a grand slam and drove in a season-best six runs,
Alex Rodriguez added a three-run shot and New York pounded the
Texas Rangers 18-7 Wednesday night to avoid a series sweep.
The Yankees had been struggling at the plate, scoring just seven
runs and batting .172 in losing three of their last four games,
prompting co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner to say things were
"We've got to start hitting," Steinbrenner said in Tampa, Fla.
"They've got to start waking up."
Consider them wide awake.
Rodriguez scored four times, the last coming on his line-drive
homer during the Yankees' season-high nine-run seventh inning.