Rangers Salvage a Single Win Against the yankees

The Rangers managed to win the final game of the series against the yankees today.  All-in-all it was a great game for the offense.  Every one in the lineup had a hit except for Mitch Moreland, and batters 1-6 each had at least 2 hits.  David Murphy was 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs, and Craig Gentry had a key 2 RBI single in the 7th to give the Rangers the lead for good.

They tried to give the game away.  The offense gave Derek Holland a 4-0 lead going into the 6th inning.  But Holland, who had pitched well to that point, decided to give the yankees a 5 spot in the inning, blowing the lead.  But the Rangers didn’t quit.  They came back and scored 3 in the 7th, 2 in the 8th, and 1 in the 9th to win 10-6, avoiding the sweep in New York.

Josh Hamilton continued to pound the ball, lacing a double and a single to finish 2 for 4.  He’s now hit .417 in his last 10 games.  It would appear he has turned his season around.

Tanner Scheppers picked up his first win of the season, in relief.  While the Rangers’ offense was the story of the day, the bullpen (Scheppers, Kirkman, Adams, and Nathan) made a huge difference, pitching 3 1/3 innings, allowing only 1 run, keeping the game close enough for the offense to eventually put it away.

The Rangers are now 68-49 and have a 6 1/2 game lead over both the A’s and the Angels. Tomorrow, they start a 3 game series in Toronto at 6:07pm.

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