By Nick Ziegler (@Ziggy26x)
July 24th, 2014
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Post Game Recap
Final Score: Rangers 2 Yankees 4
The New York Yankees were able to win their series against the Texas Rangers with a victory on Thursday afternoon. The 4-2 win moves the Yankees to (53-48), which puts them just three games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.
For his third straight start in pinstripes, Brandon McCarthy was very good for the Yankees, and he earned his second win with his new team on Thursday. McCarthy only allowed one run on four hits, two walks, with five strikeouts in six innings of work. The only run the Rangers would get off of McCarthy would come in the third inning, as Elvis Andrus singled in Rougned Odor.
Rangers Starter, Colby Lewis was rolling for the first three innings, but in the fourth the Yankees offense would finally break through and get to the right-hander. In that inning, Chase Headley would knock in Brett Gardner for his second RBI as a Yankee. In the fifth inning the Yankees would take the lead with a Francisco Cervelli RBI double that scored Ichiro Suzuki, and then Gardner would hit a sac-fly to score Cervelli. Lewis would finish going 6.1 innings allowing the three runs on four hits and three walks in the loss.
Joe Girardi with a two-run lead in the seventh inning was going to use his formula in the bullpen to get the win, but Adam Warren, who has been used a ton this season, gave up a solo-homerun to J.P. Arencibia, which made it a one-run game.
In the eighth inning with Ryan Feierabend on the mound for Texas, the Yankees would get an insurance run with a Brian McCann RBI double that scored Carlos Beltran, making it a 4-2 game.
Dellin Betances and David Robertson would both be great in their innings of work, as in the eighth inning, Betances pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout to earn his 14th hold of the season. In the ninth inning, Robertson would strikeout two batters to earn his 25th save of the season, wrapping up a successful four-game series for the Yankees.
Next up for the Yankees will be a very important series with the Toronto Blue Jays, who are currently just percentage points behind them in the division. On Friday it will be Mark Buehrle (10-6, 2.86) facing off against Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 3.88).