Thursday, July 25, 2013

New York Yankees lose 3-1 in Texas

The Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. The final score was 3-1 and the game took place at Rangers ballpark in Arlington, Texas. Andy Pettitte started and pitched well. The Yankees offense didn’t do much, sounds familiar doesn’t it??

Pettitte pitched six innings giving up eight hits and two runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Pettitte lost his eighth game of the season. Shawn Kelley pitched two innings giving up a hit and a run with a walk.

Brett Gardner had two hits, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Robinson Cano had two hits and an RBI. Vernon Wells had a hit, The Yankees were 1-7 with runners in scoring position and they left five men on base. Gardner and Suzuki each had a stolen base.

Matt Garza won his seventh game of the season. He pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and an unearned run. Garza walked none and struck out five. Neal Cotts pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout and Joe Nathan saved his 32nd game of the season. Nathan pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit.

Ian Kinsler had a hit, Elvis Andrus had a hit and Nelson Cruz had a hit and drew a walk. A.J. Pierzynski had two hits and two RBI, Jeff Baker had a hit and David Murphy had a hit and an RBI. Geovany Soto had a hit and drew a walk and Gentry had a hit. Baker hit a double; Pierzynski and Murphy each hit a homerun. The Rangers were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gentry had a stolen base; Garza and Beltre committed an error.

Pierzynski hit an RBI single in the first to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Cano hit an RBI single to tie the game at one. Pierzynski hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead. In the eighth Murphy hit a solo homerun to extend the Rangers lead to 3-1 and that would be the final score.

The Yankees record fell to 53-48 and the Rangers record improved to 56-45. The two teams will play the fourth and final game of their series on Thursday afternoon.

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