Swept in a three-game series for the first time this season, the Yankees lost 4-1 to the Rangers this afternoon, keeping their division lead at just a half game heading into tomorrow’s showdown with second-place Tampa Bay. Derek Jeter, the Yankees embattled shortstop, drove in their only run as Cliff Lee was once again dominant. Yankees starter Dustin Moseley allowed one run through six innings, but he and Jonathan Albaladejo combined for a three-run seventh that made the difference. The blame rested on the offense which was without Alex Rodriguez, Nick Swisher and Brett Gardner and managed just two hits, both in the sixth inning.
Associated Press photo of Derek Jeter and Vladimir Guerrero