The New York Yankees tried to come back from a big deficit for the second night in a row, but this time they could not quite get all the way up the mountain in a 5-3 loss to the Texas Rangers. One night after defeating Baltimore, 6-5, in 10 innings the Yankees fell behind 5-1 and could not make up the deficit.
The Yankees scored single runs in the eighth and ninth innings, but the Rangers hung on for the victory. Theset a team record they'd like to forget, hitting into six double plays in the loss. The six double plays were not only the most for the Yankees over a nine-inning game, but also equaled the overall American League mark, one shy of most ever in the majors for a nine-inning contest.
Ivan Nova (1-1) took the loss for the Yankees. He gave up four hits, five walks and five runs over 4 1/3 innings.(3-0) was the beneficiary of the solid defense, as the Texas lefty allowed seven hits, including a solo homer to , over eight innings. His ERA stands at 1.23 this season.
Lance Pendleton, called up earlier in the day when the Yankees placed starting pitcher Phil Hughes on the disabled list, pitched three hitless innings of relief for the Yankees.
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|WP: Matt Harrison (3 - 0)
SV: Neftali Feliz (5)
LP: Ivan Nova (1 - 1)