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Rangers 5, Yankees 3: Double Plays Doom New York

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. The Yankees set 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.

Matt Harrison (3-0) was the beneficiary of the solid defense, as the Texas lefty allowed seven hits, including a solo homer to Curtis Granderson, over eight innings. His ERA stands at 1.23 this season. 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.

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.

Final - 4.15.2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas Rangers 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5 4 1
New York Yankees 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 9 0
WP: Matt Harrison (3 - 0)
SV: Neftali Feliz (5)
LP: Ivan Nova (1 - 1)

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