Used to be that the Yankees, even on a low-scoring day, could lean on a couple of home runs to make a difference. But that’s hardly the case these days, and two solo shots by the Rangers were enough to beat the Yankees 3-1 tonight at Rangers Ballpark. The Yankees have yet to hit a home run since the All-Star break. They have one home run in their past 10 games and four in their past 18 games. They tied tonight’s game at 1 in the top of the sixth, but A.J. Pierzynski homered in the bottom of the inning, then David Murphy went deep in the eighth. Andy Pettitte allowed two runs through six innings but fell below .500 for the seasons. Having trailed 1-0 since the first inning, the Yankees finally tied it when Brett Gardner made it all the way to third base on a throwing error, and Ichiro Suzuki singled him home. But the tie was short-lived, and the Yankees had another low-scoring loss.
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