The Yankees win with a ninth inning comeback in Texas

Jul 23, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera (42) is congratulated after the game by catcher Chris Stewart (19) against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Yankees won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.  The final score was 5-4 and the game took place in Rangers ballpark in Arlington, Texas.  Phil Hughes started and pitched well giving up only three unearned runs.  Boone Logan gave up the lead with a two run homerun but Eduardo Nunez had a big hit to tie the game in the ninth. 

Hughes pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up three unearned runs on four hits.  He walked three and struck out one.  Logan gave up two hits and a run without recording an out, Preston Claiborne pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out one, Joba Chamberlain pitched a perfect inning picking up his second win of the season and Mariano Rivera saved his 32nd game of the season.  He pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts. 

Brett Gardner had a hit, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and an RBI and Vernon Wells had a hit and drew a walk.  Nunez had two hits and an RBI, Brent Lillibridge had a hit and two RBI and Melky Mesa had a hit.  Austin Romine had a hit and an RBI, Mesa, Romine and Wells each hit a double.  Nunez hit a triple and the Yankees were 5-11 with runners in scoring position with four men left on base.  Lillibridge had a stolen base and committed an error. 

Alexi Ogando pitched five innings giving up six hits and three runs.  He walked none and struck out two.  Ross Wolf pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts, Jason Frasor pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Neal Cotts pitched a perfect inning.  Joe Nathan blew his second save of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning and giving up two runs and two hits with a walk and a strikeout.  Nathan also took the loss his first of the season; Robbie Ross pitched to one batter and retired him. 

Ian Kinsler had a hit, Jurickson Profar drew a walk and Adrian Beltre had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk.  Elvis Andrus had a hit and an RBI, Mitch Moreland had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Craig Gentry had a hit.  Engel Beltre had a hit, which was a double, A. Beltre hit a double, Kinsler and Gentry each hit a double.  Moreland hit a homerun and the Rangers were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the third, Romine hit an RBI double and Suzuki hit an RBI single to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead.  In the third Lillibridge hit a fielders choice and a run scored to make it 3-0.  The Rangers scored all four of their runs in the sixth inning.  Beltre hit an RBI double, Andrus hit an RBI single and Moreland hit a two run homerun.  The Rangers took a 4-3 lead; the Yankees scored two runs in the ninth to take a 5-4 lead, which would be the final score.  Nunez hit an RBI triple and Lillibridge an RBI single. 

The Yankees record improved to 53-47 and the Rangers record dropped to 55-45.  The two teams will play game three of four on Wednesday night.

Topics: Baseball, MLB, New York Yankees

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