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Texas Rangers Turn Six Double Plays in Win Over New York Yankees

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The Texas Rangers claimed the series opening win over New York as they beat the Yankees 5-3, Friday, in the first meeting between the two teams since the ALCS.

The Rangers claimed their 10th win of the season thanks to their senior leadership as Michael Young had half of the team’s hits and drove in two runs. Young finished the game going 2-4 as the Rangers combined for only 4 hits in the win.

The Yankees got nine hits from their lineup but were only able to put up 3 runs thanks to them. The Yankees hit into a club record six double plays. The six double plays tied the Rangers high for double plays turned.

Lefty Matt Harrison claimed his third victory on the season in three starts. Harrison went 8.0 innings allowing only two runs while striking out three. The three starts this season for Harrison have all been quality starts as he had thrown at least 7.0 full innings per game.

Neftali Feliz recorded his fifth save of the season for the Rangers. Feliz allowed one run in his one inning of work.

The Rangers (10-3, 4-3 on the road) and the Yankees (7-5, 6-3 at home) will return to action today from Yankee Stadium. First pitch between Texas and New York is set for 12:05 CST.

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