New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is out of the lineup for a second straight game Thursday against the Texas Rangers because of a stiff neck.

"It's never easy to give Robbie a day but if you have to do it, you're forced to do it," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Obviously, I like the way that we are playing and we were able to win a game without him (Wednesday). It's hard not writing his name in that lineup."