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Rangers top Yankees for rare series win

(Wednesday, July 30)

Final Score: Texas 3, New York 2

Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Colby Lewis tossed seven solid innings as the Texas Rangers won their first series in a month by edging the New York Yankees, 3-2, on Wednesday.

A 12-11 slugfest won by the Yankees on Tuesday gave way to a surprising pitchers’ duel in the finale of this three-game series.

Lewis (7-8) snapped a three-start skid by limiting New York to four hits and two walks, the only costly mistakes coming on solo home runs from Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury. Lewis retired the final 13 hitters he faced, while Neal Cotts and Neftali Feliz each pitched a perfect inning of relief.

The Rangers pushed three runs across in the first inning against Hiroki Kuroda (7-7), who settled in and lasted seven innings but nevertheless took the loss, the Yankees’ fourth in five games.

Texas had dropped seven series in a row since taking two of three from the Twins from June 27-29 and was an ugly 1-9-3 in its last 13 home series entering the week.

Gardner led off the game with a home run for the second straight night. It was the fourth long ball of the set for the Yankees outfielder.

The only other run New York mustered came on Ellsbury’s solo blast to center in the third, as Texas scored all the runs it needed in its first at-bat.

Shin-Soo Choo led off with a base hit and scored without a throw when Elvis Andrus doubled past a diving Chase Headley at third and into the left-field corner. A groundout moved Andrus to third, and Adrian Beltre singled through a drawn-in infield to knock in the go-ahead run.

With two outs and runners on first and second, Leonys Martin slapped a base hit to left to plate another run, and Lewis and the Texas bullpen took over from there.

Feliz retired the Yankees’ 4-5-6 hitters in order in the ninth to collect his third save.

Game Notes

Former President George W. Bush honored Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter with a plaque before his final game at Globe Life Park … Lewis came in 0-3 with a 6.14 ERA in four career starts against the Yankees … New York has hit multiple home runs in each of its last six games … Seven of Gardner’s 14 home runs have come this month … Rangers outfielder Alex Rios exited the game after being hit by a pitch on his left knee in the third inning.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
NY Yankees 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0
Texas « 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 9 0
W:C.Lewis(7-8) L:H.Kuroda(7-7) S:N.Feliz (3)
HR: NYY- J.Ellsbury (9), B.Gardner (14) TEX- None

NY Yankees AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Brett Gardner LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .283
Derek Jeter SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .279
Mark Teixeira 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .233
Carlos Beltran DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239
Chase Headley 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .303
Francisco Cervelli C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
Zoilo Almonte RF 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .139
Brendan Ryan 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Totals 31 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 6
Texas AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Shin-Soo Choo DH 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240
Elvis Andrus SS 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .268
Alex Rios RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
  Dan Robertson RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
Adrian Beltre 3B 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .323
Jim Adduci LF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283
J.P. Arencibia 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .187
  Adam Rosales PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Leonys Martin CF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .262
Robinson Chirinos C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .229
Rougned Odor 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .262
Totals 32 3 9 3 1 0 0 3 4

LOB_NY Yankees 4, Texas 9. 2B_E.Andrus. HR_B.Gardner (14) off C.Lewis, J.Ellsbury (9) off C.Lewis. SB_L.Martin (19). GIDP_J.Adduci. DP_NY Yankees 1 (B.Ryan, D.Jeter and M.Teixeira).

NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Hiroki Kuroda (L 7-7) 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 115-72 3.98
David Huff 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 22-10 1.93
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Colby Lewis (W 7-8) 7.0 4 2 2 2 4 2 106-68 5.98
Neal Cotts (H 14) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 17-10 3.45
Neftali Feliz (S 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7-6 2.03

HBP_by H.Kuroda (A.Rios).
WP_H.Kuroda 2.
T_2:49. A_46599.
Umpires_Home,Ed Hickox; First, Pat Hoberg; Second, Lance Barrett; Third, Ron Kulpa.

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