Jul 21, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Shane Greene (61) reacts to committing an error against the Texas Rangers during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Sloppy In Loss To Texas

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 Yankees got to Ranger starter Miles Mikolas in the first. Derek Jeter walked, went to second on a balk, and scored on Carlos Beltran‘s sac fly.

The Rangers would tie it in the third. Shin-Soo Choo doubled, went to third on a single and scored on Brian Roberts error, when he dropped the ball at second on a potential double play opportunity.

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.

Game two of the series is at 7:05 tomorrow night. Nick Martinez will face Chase Whitley.

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