The New York Yankees were defeated by the Texas Rangers on Monday night or early Tuesday
morning as the game didn't end until almost 3AM Eastern time. The game took place at Yankee
Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-6. The rain had been steady since about
the fourth inning and they kept playing through it until the ninth inning when the tarp was put on
with a man on first and no outs and a 3-1 count to the batter. The delay was so long that the
Yankees lost their closer and Kirby Yates had to pitch and he was terrible. Ivan Nova started for the
Yankees and wasn't very good but the Yankees offense did some damage in this game.
Nova pitched five innings giving up six hits and four runs. He walked three and struck out four. Richard Bleier pitched a perfect inning, Dellin Betances pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Andrew Miller pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run and he struck out the side. Aroldis Chapman gave up a walk and a run without recording an out and Yates lost his first game of the season pitching an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a couple of strikeouts.
Chi Chi Gonzalez pitched five innings giving up ten hits and five runs with two walks and two strikeouts. Luke Jackson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up four hits and a run, Tony Barnette pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and picked up his fifth win of the season. Sam Dyson pitched an inning giving up a hit and he walked one and earned his 16th save of the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew a walk, Brett Gardner had two hits and Carlos Beltran had three hits and drew a walk. Brian McCann had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira had three hits and an RBI and Starlin Castro had two hits and an RBI. Didi Gregorius had three hits and an RBI, Chase Headley had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Aaron Hicks had an RBI. Gregorius hit a double and Teixeira hit a homerun. The Yankees were 5-19 with runners in scoring position and left 13 men on base. Gregorius and Ellsbury each had a stolen base. Teixeira committed an error.
Shin-Soo Choo had two hits and two RBI, Ian Desmond had a hit and two RBI and Nomar Mazara had a hit. Adrian Beltre hada hit and two RBI, Prince Fielder had a hit and drew a walk and Roughned Odor had a hit and an RBI. Elvis Andrus had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk. Mitch Moreland had a hit, Robinson Chirinos drew two walks and Mazara and Choo each hit a double. Desmond hit a homerun and the Rangers were 4-14 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Choo and Andrus each had a stolen base.
Desmond hit a solo homerun in the first giving Texas a 1-0 lead. In the second Headley hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. In the bottom of the second Hicks hit an RBI ground out to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. Desmond hit an RBI groundout in the third to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the third Castro hit an RBI single giving the Yankees back the lead at 3-2. Choo hit a two run single in the fourth giving the Rangers a 4-3 lead. In the fifth McCann hit an RBI single to tie the game at four. In the bottom of the fifth Gregorius hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 5-4 lead. Teixeira hit a solo homerun in the seventh to extend the lead to 6-4. In the eighth Odor hit a solo homerun to cut the lead to 6-5. In the ninth Beltre hit a two run single giving the Rangers a 7-6 lead and then Andrus hit a two run single to extend the lead to 9-6 which would be the final score. The game was delayed at 10:40PM and not resumed until 2:15AM and ended at roughly 2:45AM. It was a pretty bizarre night into early morning.
The two teams will play game two of four on Tuesday night.