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Game 99: Yankees at Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 22, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (52-46)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C
Luis Cruz 3B

RHP Ivan Nova (4-2, 3.63)
Nova vs. Rangers

RANGERS (54-44)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Mitch Moreland 1B
Nelson Cruz RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
A.J. Pierzynski DH
Elvis Andrus SS
David Murphy LF
Geovany Soto C
Leonys Martin CF

RHP Yu Darvish (8-4, 3.02)
Darvish vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., ESPN

WEATHER: Dallas in the middle of July. It’s exactly as you would expect with temperatures in the upper 90s. Air conditioning, please.

UMPIRES: HP Wally Bell, 1B Kerwin Danley, 2B Lance Barksdale, 3B Vic Carapazza

CANOTABLE: Robinson Cano has hit safely in a Yankees-season-high 12 straight games, batting .415 (17-for-41) with a .519 on-base percentage during the stretch.

MAN ON THE RUN: Brett Gardner had three stolen bases in the Yankees’ series at Boston, giving him 153 for his career to surpass Horace Clarke (151) and Roberto Kelly (151), and tie ninth-place Mickey Mantle (153) on the Yankees’ all-time list. Next ahead of Gardner is eighth-place Fritz Maisel (183), who played for the club from 1913-17. Over his last 40 games, Gardner is is batting .314 with a .382 on-base percentage.

IN THE END: Yankees relievers have a 2.01 ERA since June 21, the second-best mark in the Majors behind only Pittsburgh’s 1.75 ERA.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Well, the Yankees are not being no hit any more. But they are still losing 1-0.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: Nova allowed that one run in the first inning, but ultimately he’s been awfully sharp again. Just another day when the Yankees offense hasn’t been able to make anything happen.

UPDATE, 9:03 p.m.: Two-out double by Soto has given the Rangers an extra run here in the sixth. It’s a 2-0 Texas lead, while the Yankees have just one hit.




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