The Yankees ended a 3 game losing streak in quite grand and dramatic fashion, beating the Rangers 12-11 (in a real back and forth contest) on Tuesday. Brett Gardner continued tonight what he started last night, hitting and hitting for power launching his 13th home run, 2 doubles, a single and a triple that... well, bounced off Texas CF Leonys Martin's head. It was ruled an error, but you get the idea as Gardner went 4-5. Not to be outdone, the return of Zoilo Mania in Zoilo Almonte who had 2 RBI's. Carlos Beltran also seemed to turn it around, with 2 hits and 2 RBI's of his own. Brendan Ryan also had... you guessed it, 2 RBI's. Also of note, a Derek Jeter single before all the RBI's that was initially ruled out but thanks to replay, called safe, and shortly after that the flood gates opened.
For the Rangers, ex-Blue Jay J.P. Arencibia continues to burn the Yankees with 4 hits and 7 RBI's (4 of which came on a grand slam). He is the first Ranger player ever to have 7 runs batted in against the Bombers.
For some inexplicable reason, Arencibia, who hit just .140 when this series started, seems to have turned it all around in these 2 games.
The pitching, in a game with this many runs, was pretty much what you expected... although Yankee starter Brandon McCarthy did not fair too poorly, giving up 9 hits and 4 runs over 6 innings, earning his 3rd win with the Yanks. Nick Martinez was not so lucky, allowing 6 runs and 6 hits in 5 and 2/3 innings suffering his 7th loss of the season. David Robertson survived (in every sense of the word) the 9th, giving up 2 runs and leaving the bases loaded for Adrian Beltre who flew out to end it but still earning his 27th save of the season. In the end, a Yankees win is a Yankees win.