Rangers Lose Game and Series to Yankees


The Texas Rangers had hoped to finish the series with a win on Sunday against the New York Yankees.  After a Friday night loss and Saturday night win Sunday’s game was the rubber match in the series. The game started off on a sour note when it was announced that starter Alexi Ogando would be scratched for his blister issues. The Rangers went on to lose 12-5.

The Rangers used five bullpen pitchers in this game. Dave Bush started the game and went four innings allowing five hits and three runs (two earned). Ryan Tucker pitched two innings allowing a run and two hits. Arthur Rhodes was saddled with the loss in the game going one inning and allowing two runs. From there youngster Cody Eppley took the mound and only got through one-third of an inning allowing five hits and six runs, and Mark Lowe finished the game with 1.2 innings and only allowed one hit.

The Rangers had a good start to the game picking up four runs in the first two innings. Once the Yankees started their climb out of their deficit, the Rangers were simply unable to keep up. C.C. Sabathia pitched well enough to get the win, going six innings and giving up five runs (three earned).

Up next the Rangers take on Oakland at home for a three game series. C.J. Wilson should take the mound today for Texas