When you come into a series against a team that’s won four of its last 28 (!) games and you just swept Cincinnati, you should have a little swag, a little bounce to your step. The New York Yankees have this habit of giving their fans hope and then ripping the carpet out from under them. Five Yankee errors (including three by Shane Greene) was the downfall as the Yankees fell to Texas 4-2.
The Yanks came back in the fourth, when Jacoby Ellsbury got his sixth straight hit with his eighth homer of the year. The Yanks had an opportunity to add to the lead with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, but Jeter would ground into a double play.
The wheels fell off in the sixth. With two out, Jake Smolinski singled and Jim Adduci walked. Greene was allowed to stay in with over 110 pitches and Geovany Soto made them pay with a single to tie it. Matt Thornton came in and was no help as he gave up back to back singles to Rougned Odor and Choo to make it 4-2.
The Yanks would threaten in the ninth, but Yangervis Solarte would fly out with two on and two out to end the game.
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