New York Yankees Defeat Texas Rangers in 12 Innings – Complete Sweep
The Texas Rangers lost yesterday 3-2 in 12 innings to the New York Yankees to complete the sweep. This is the first time the Rangers have been swept this season.
This loss also marks the 5th loss in a row for the Rangers, their longest losing streak this season.
C.J. Wilson was great on the mound for the Rangers. Wilson threw 10 strike outs over 8 innings and a career high 129 pitches.
However, the story of the game had to be Brett Gardner. The 32 year old minor league pitcher made his first appearance in the bigs since 2008. Gardner made it 5 1/3rd innings and earned a no decision in his start. It is expected that he will keep a spot in the rotation.
The Rangers took a lead in this low scoring affair in the 5th inning after Ian Kinsler doubled to score Endy Chavez and Adrian Beltre was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring home Endy Chavez again to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead.
However, the Yankees tied it up the following inning on a deep Jorge Posada double.
The game went to extra innings and was scoreless up until the 12th when Brett Gardner hit a single to give the Yankees the sweep.
Michael Young continued his hitting streak in the Bronx yesterday. Young has now hit in 18 consecutive games at the new and old Yankee stadium, this ties him for the longest road hit streak against the Yankees since the expansion era in 1961.