The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 9-7. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he didn't pitch very well, Luis Cessa pitched well in relief and earned his first career victory. Brian McCann hit two homeruns and Didi Gregorius hit a walk off homerun.
Tanaka pitched six innings giving up eight hits and six runs with a walk and seven strikeouts. Cessa pitched three innings giving up a hit and a run with two walks and two strikeouts.
Nick Martinez started for the Rangers and he pitched five innings giving up three hits and two runs with five walks and two strikeouts. Cesar Ramos pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up three hits and a run, Matt Bush pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and two runs with a walk and a strikeout and Sam Dyson pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up three hits and four runs with a walk and blew his second save of the season and suffered his second loss of the season.
Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit and drew two walks, Brett Gardner had a hit and McCann had two hits, four RBI and drew two walks. Starlin Castro had two hits and drew a walk, Gregorius had two hits and two RBI and Chase Headley had a hit and two RBI. Aaron Hicks drew a walk, Rob Refsnyder had a hit and drew a walk and Headley and Gregorius each hit a homerun. McCann hit two homeruns in the game. The Yankees were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Ellsbury and Refsnyder each had a stolen base. Refsnyder and McCann each committed an error.
Shin-Soo Choo had two hits, Ian Desmond drew two walks and Nomar Mazara had a hit and three RBI. Adrian Beltre had a hit and an RBI, Prince Fielder had two hits and an RBI and Roughned Odor had a hit and an RBI. Elvis Andrus had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Robinson Chirinos had a hit and Fielder and Mazara each hit a double. Odor and Beltre each hit a homerun and the Rangers were 3-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Desmond had a stolen base and Andrus was caught stealing. Desmond committed an error.
In the second Andrus hit an RBI single giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the second Headley hit a solo homerun to tie the game at one. In the third Mazara hit a three run double to give the Rangers a 4-1 lead. Fielder hit an RBI single and the lead was extended to 5-1. Odor hit a solo homerun in the sixth to push the Rangers lead to 6-1. In the bottom of the sixth Headley hit a sac fly to cut the lead to 6-2. In the eighth Beltre hit a homerun to extend the lead to 7-2 Rangers. McCann hit a solo homerun in the eighth to cut the lead to 7-3. In the ninth Gardner hit an RBI single cutting the lead to 7-4, McCann hit a three run homerun to tie the game at seven and Gregorius hit a two run homerun to win the game and make it a 9-7 final.
The Yankees and Rangers will now play the rubber game of the four game series on Thursday afternoon. This was a big win for the Yankees after suffering a tough loss in the first game after a 3 1/2 hour rain delay and then losing again on Tuesday night as the game got away from them late.