It was a crazy night for the Yankees all the way around, as the Rangers got ahead early, but New York was able to do just enough to get the victory.
Yankees’ starter Brandon McCarthy worked six full, and had a competitive, solid outing, giving up four runs on nine hits. The Yankees were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead early on a solo blast by Brett Gardner, his 13th of the year. Texas climbed ahead in the third inning on a J.P. Arencibia double that scored two. It was the Rangers’ third run of the inning.
The big inning for the Yankees was the 6th. Having fallen behind 4-1, the Yanks put seven runs on the board. Key hits in the inning included a double by Gardner, and a single by Jeter. They would go on to score on a Carlos Beltran single. Brendan Ryan also added a double that scored Zoilo Almonte and Chase Headley.
Mark Teixeira hit a key two-run homer in the eighth off Neal Cotts that proved to be the dagger in the Rangers’ side. Although the Rangers managed to put at least one run on the board the final three innings, it still wasn’t enough as David Robertson was able to come in and pitch just well enough to get the save.
It wasn’t a pretty game, but a win is a win.