The New York Yankees lost to the Texas Rangers on Thursday afternoon. The final score was 2-0 and the game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched well. The Yankees offense managed two hits and one of them was a leadoff hit in the first.
Hughes pitched eight innings giving up two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out five and lost his seventh game of the season. Preston Claiborne pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out one.
Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Jayson Nix drew a walk and Robinson Cano drew a walk. Austin Romine had a hit and the Yankees were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left two men on base. Nix had a stolen base.
Derek Holland pitched a complete game shutout. He allowed two hits, two walks and struck out seven. Holland won his sixth game of the season.
Ian Kinsler had an RBI, Nelson Cruz had a hit and Mitch Moreland had a hit. David Murphy had a hit, Jurickson Profar had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Engel Beltre had two hits. Cruz hit a double, Profar a homerun. The Rangers were 0-3 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
In the third Kinsler hit a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0 Texas. Profar hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 2-0 and that was the final score.
The Yankees have lost two straight and lost two out of three in the series. The Yankees record dropped to 42-36 and the Rangers record improved to 46-33. The Yankees will head to Baltimore to take on the Orioles in a three game weekend series.
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