The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Thursday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-1. The Yankees won their second straight in walk off fashion. Michael Pineda started for the Yankees and he pitched great and so did the big three out of the bullpen. Alex Rodriguez had two hits and Didi Gregorius hit a homerun.
Pineda pitched six innings giving up one run on two hits. He walked three and struck out 12. Dellin Betances pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out two, Andrew Miller pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Aroldis Chapman picked up his second win of th eseason pitching an inning and giving up a hit and striking out one.
A.J. Griffing pitched five innings giving up two hits and a run with two walks and eight strikeouts. Shane Tolleson pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up three hits and he struck out one, Jake Diekman pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two walks and Tony Barnette lost his third game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up an unearned run and two walks.
Jacoby Ellsbury drew two walks, Rodriguez had two hits and Brian McCann had a hit. Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Gregorius had a hit and an RBI and Aaron Hicks drew two walks. Carlos Beltran drew a pinch hit walk and Gregorius hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Rodriguez had a stolen base and Hicks was caught stealing.
Shin-Soo Choo had a hit and an RBI, Nomar Mazara had a hit and Adrian Beltre had a hit and drew a walk. Prince Fielder drew a walk, Jurickson Profar drew a walk and Mitch Moreland had a hit. Choo hit a homerun and the Rangers were 0-2 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Chirinos had a passed ball.
In the first Choo hit a solo homerun to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. In the fifth Gregorius hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the ninth a passed ball allowed the Yankees to score the winning run and walk off again for the second straight day. The final score was 2-1 as the teams split the four game series and the Yankees ended their homestand. They will head out west to take on the San Diego Padres in a three game series that begins on Friday night.