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Game 101: Yankees at Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (53-47)
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Vernon Wells DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Brent Lillibridge 3B
Melky Mesa LF
Chris Stewart C

LHP Andy Pettitte (7-7, 4.47)
Pettitte vs. Rangers

RANGERS (55-45)
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Nelson Cruz RF
Adrian Beltre 3B
A.J. Pierzynski DH
Jeff Baker LF
Mitch Moreland 1B
Geovany Soto C
Craig Gentry CF

RHP Alexi Ogando (4-2, 2.93)
Garza vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Bright blue sky with lots of sun all day here in Dallas.

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

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: The Yankees are batting .326 (15-for-45) with runners in scoring position over their last four games with 13 singles, a double, a triple and 15 RBIs.

END AROUND: Yankees relievers have a 1.89 ERA (71.1IP, 15ER) since June 21, the second-best mark in the Majors behind only Pittsburgh’s 1.87 ERA.

NIGHT MOVES: The Yankees’ Sunday, August 18 game at Boston will start at 8:05 p.m. and be televised exclusively by ESPN.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Not a great first inning for Pettitte who allowed three hits and one run for an early deficit.

UPDATE, 9:17 p.m.: Pettitte has settled in to allow one more hit through the fourth. It’s still a 1-0 game. The Yankees have the bottom of the order up in the top of the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:24 p.m.: No bottom of the order magic this inning. Still a 1-0 Rangers lead heading into the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Well, the Yankees tied the game for a little while, but Pettitte just allowed a solo homer to Pierzynski and the Rangers are back in front, 2-1, in the sixth.




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