On a day where Ivan Nova pitched well and the Rangers only managed to muster up three runs, the Yankees still lost and it seems to be a growing trend for the Bronx Bombers as they have now only won one game out of the four they’ve played to open up the second half of the season and after being shut out by the Rangers, the future is not looking bright.
The Rangers opened up the scoring in the bottom of the first inning when Adrian Beltre singled to left field to bring home Ian Kinsler to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
It was then a pitching duel till the sixth inning between Yu Darvish and Ivan Nova who kept going at each other for five innings, that was until Geovany Soto doubled to deep right to bring home Elvis Andrus.
The Rangers capped off the scoring in the seventh when Nelson Cruz hit a 435 foot home run to make it 3-0 to the Rangers and thats your ballgame.
The Yankee bats did not look sharp today and with Lyle Overbay the only person with a multi hit game and Ichiro the only person to get a hit besides Overbay, it looks like the Yankees need to add some real talent at the deadline if they are going to be making a push for a wild card or a division title.
The Yankees will now be in action against the Texas Rangers on the 23rd of July for a 8:05 PM ET start where the Yankees will put Phil Hughes on the mound to go up against a hot Alexi Ogando.