Thursday, April 28, 2016

New York Yankees lose second in a row in Texas

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and the final score was 3-2.  CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched pretty well.  Alex Rodriguez led the offense with three hits and Starlin Castro had two. 

Sabathia pitched six innings giving up five hits and three runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  He lost his second game of the season.  Johnny Barbato pitched 1 2/3 innings striking out one and Chasen Shreve pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Martin Perez won his first game of the season pitching six innings and giving up six hits and two runs with two walks and three strikeouts.  Jake Diekman pitched two innings striking out one and Shawn Tolleson saved his seventh game of the season pitching one inning and giving up a hit. 

Carlos Beltran had a hit, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Rodriguez had three hits, an RBI and drew a walk.  Brian McCann had a hit, Castro had two hits and an RBI and Rodriguez hit a double and a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Nomar Mazara drew a walk, Adrian Beltre had a hit and an RBI and Ian Desmond had a hit.  Ryan Rua had a hit, Roghned Odor had a hit and drew a walk and Elvis Andrus had a hit and an RBI.  Hanser Alberto had an RBI and Bryan Holaday drew a walk.  Andrus hit a triple and the Rangers were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

Castro hit an RBI single in the second to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  In the second Alberto hit into a double play and the game was tied at one.  In the third Beltre hit an RBI single to make it 2-1 Rangers.  Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the fourth to tie the game at two.  In the sixth Andrus hit an RBI triple to make it 3-2 and that would be the final score. 

The Rangers won two out of three in the series and the Yankees will be off on Thursday.  They will head to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a three game weekend series.   

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