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Bombers take Texas tussle
A-Rod paces Yanks attack
Alex Rodriguez got things started with an RBI fielder's choice in the first, then plated two more with a single in a five-run fifth as the Bombers took the series opener in Arlington. Mike Mussina was solid once again, allowing three hits over seven-plus innings to earn his fifth victory of 2006.
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Yankees 8, Rangers 7
Mike Mussina moved into a tie for the league lead with his fifth victory of the season. (Linda Kaye/AP)
Series at a glance:
Rangers' streaks snapped
Brad Wilkerson had two hits, including a triple, but the Rangers got going a bit too late as their six-game winning streak came to an end. Vicente Padilla struggled to find a groove as a Texas starter lost for the first time in 18 games in the Rangers' defeat to the Yankees in the series opener.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 05, 2006
NYY
NY Yankees (16-11)
Won 3
NY Yankees 8, Texas 7   TEX
Texas (17-13)
Lost 1
May 5, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0   8 9 1
Texas
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0   7 10 2
Standings thru 5/5/06  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Rangers Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF4221100.309
Jeter, SS5222010.365
Sheffield, RF5000017.327
  Crosby, RF0000000.200
Giambi, 1B3001210.301
  Phillips, 1B0000000.143
Rodriguez, 3B4023112.260
Matsui, LF3110203.274
Posada, C4001103.259
Cano, 2B5110006.316
Williams, DH4210111.260
Totals378988522 

BATTING
2B: Matsui (8, Padilla), Rodriguez (4, Bauer).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter 2; Rodriguez 3; Matsui 2; Cano; Williams.
RBI: Rodriguez 3 (21), Posada (14), Damon (18), Jeter 2 (22), Giambi (29).
2-out RBI: Posada; Giambi; Rodriguez 2; Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 3; Matsui; Sheffield.
GIDP: Williams.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (2, fielding).
DP: (Jeter-Cano-Giambi).

 
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF5120001.300
Young, M, SS5120002.331
Teixeira, 1B5000015.264
Nevin, DH3101110.250
Blalock, 3B4012020.316
Mench, RF4121010.313
Wilkerson, LF3220010.267
Barajas, C4012003.210
DeRosa, 2B4101001.417
Totals3771071612 

BATTING
3B: Wilkerson (1, Mussina).
TB: Matthews 2; Young, M 2; Blalock; Mench 2; Wilkerson 4; Barajas.
RBI: Barajas 2 (9), DeRosa (7), Nevin (24), Blalock 2 (21), Mench (25).
2-out RBI: Nevin; Blalock 2; Mench.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barajas 2.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Blalock (5, throw), Young, M (5, fielding).
DP: (Young, M-DeRosa-Teixeira).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina (W, 5-1)7.03220502.35
Small 0.133300016.88
Farnsworth 0.11221104.09
Rivera (S, 6)1.13000003.00
 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Padilla (L, 3-2)3.26745404.58
Bauer 3.13112003.24
Wilson 1.00001106.75
Mahay 1.00000000.00

Mussina pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Wilkerson (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Mussina 86-62, Small 10-6, Farnsworth 13-5, Rivera 26-19, Padilla 90-48, Bauer 60-31, Wilson 14-7, Mahay 13-7.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 9-7, Small 1-0, Farnsworth 0-0, Rivera 3-1, Padilla 2-5, Bauer 2-8, Wilson 0-2, Mahay 2-1.
Batters faced: Mussina 24, Small 4, Farnsworth 3, Rivera 8, Padilla 23, Bauer 15, Wilson 4, Mahay 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Small 1-1, Farnsworth 2-1, Rivera 3-3, Bauer 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: James Hoye.
Weather: 76 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:21.
Att: 38,593.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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