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Game 77: Rangers at Yankees

Posted by: vmercogliano - Posted in Misc on Jun 26, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (42-34)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Alberto Gonzalez SS

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-5, 4.20)
Pettitte vs. Rangers

RANGERS (44-33)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Nelson Cruz RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
AJ Pierzynski C
Lance Berkman DH
Mitch Moreland 1B
David Murphy LF
Leonys Martin CF

RHP Justin Grimm (6-5, 5.57)
Grimm vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES and ESPN

WEATHER: It’s not quite as hot as last night, but still pretty humid. The forecast calls for a chance of thunderstorms starting at 9 p.m., so we could be looking at some rain later on. Right now, it seems fine.

UMPIRES: HP Mark Carlson, 1B Gerry Davis, 2B Brian Knight, 3B Dan Iassogna

SEEKING 600: With a win tonight, Yankees manager Joe Girardi will earn the 600th of his managerial career. He won 78 with the Marlins, and has won 521 with the Yankees coming into tonight. He will become the 16th current manager to reach that plateau.

WALKING OFF: The Yankees recorded their first walk-off win of the season last night. They were the last team in the AL to record a walk-off this season.

CLOSE CALLS: The Yankees have had 39 of their 76 games decided by two runs or less (51.3 percent). They have gone a Major League-best 26-13 (.533) in those contests.

(I’ll be updating what’s going on in the game here every so often, but I’ll be much more active on Twitter. Follow me @vzmercogliano to join in the conversation!)

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates. I’m going crazy over here dealing with all of the A-Rod and Tex aftermath. Overbay put the Yanks up 1-0 with a solo shot in the second, but the Rangers responded with four runs in third on back-to-back doubles from Beltre and Pierzynski. Texas leads 4-1.

UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: After the Yankees scored two runs in the sixth on RBI singles from Cano and Hafner to cut the deficit to 4-3, Joba Chamberlain gave the runs right back in the seventh. A two-run homer from Cruz put Texas up 6-3.




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