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Yankees 5, Rangers 3
Xavier Nady (22) congratulates Jason Giambi, who hit a homer in the fourth. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)
It was a painful day for the Yankees, from putting Joba Chamberlain on the disabled list to losing Pudge Rodriguez after a collision in the second inning. But Sidney Ponson provided good news, going 6 1/3 innings to help a burdened bullpen.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (62-52)
Won 1
NY Yankees 5, Texas 3   TEX
Texas (60-55)
Lost 1
August 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0   5 12 0
Texas
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 9 2
Standings thru 8/6/08  |  Recap: NYY | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rangers stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF-LF 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .317
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 2 1 2 0 .281
Abreu, RF 5 0 2 0 0 0 4 .291
Rodriguez, Al, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .315
Giambi, 1B 4 1 1 1 0 2 1 .256
  Sexson, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226
Nady, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .334
  Cabrera, Me, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Cano, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .261
Rodriguez, I, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291
  a-Molina, J, PH-C 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .240
Betemit, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .250
Totals 38 5 12 5 1 8 14  

a-Singled for Rodriguez, I in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Betemit (8, Hunter, T), Jeter (24, Hunter, T), Nady (30, Madrigal).
HR: Giambi (22, 4th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano; Giambi 4; Jeter 3; Damon 2; Betemit 2; Molina, J 2; Abreu 2; Nady 2.
RBI: Betemit (19), Damon (48), Jeter 2 (53), Giambi (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, Al; Molina, J; Nady; Abreu 2.
GIDP: Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 4-for-13.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (17, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Laird).
CS: Jeter (3, 2nd base by Hunter, T/Laird).
PO: Jeter (1st base by Hunter, T).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Abreu (Murphy, Dv at home).
DP: (Cano-Giambi).

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .316
Catalanotto, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .287
Young, M, SS 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .289
Hamilton, CF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .305
Byrd, RF 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 .260
Murphy, Dv, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .275
  Boggs, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244
Laird, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .300
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 2 2 0 1 0 .295
Vazquez, R, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .321
Totals 34 3 9 3 1 7 12  

BATTING
HR: Young, M (10, 6th inning off Ponson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hamilton; Kinsler 2; Davis, C 2; Catalanotto; Vazquez, R; Young, M 4; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Davis, C 2 (28), Young, M (64).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Byrd.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Young, M (9, missed catch), Byrd (4, fielding).
DP: (Davis, C-Young, M-Madrigal).
Pickoffs: Hunter, T (Jeter at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Ponson (W, 7-2) 6.1 6 3 3 1 4 1 4.23
Ramirez, E (H, 4) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.02
Marte (H, 17) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.18
Veras (H, 7) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.54
Rivera (S, 27) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.46
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hunter, T (L, 0-1) 4.1 8 5 5 0 4 1 10.61
Madrigal 3.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 6.00
Benoit 1.0 2 0 0 1 2 0 5.45

WP: Benoit.
HBP: Byrd (by Ponson).
Pitches-strikes: Ponson 95-60, Ramirez, E 20-14, Marte 4-3, Veras 6-4, Rivera 15-11, Hunter, T 77-53, Madrigal 46-32, Benoit 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Ponson 8-2, Ramirez, E 1-0, Marte 1-0, Veras 0-1, Rivera 1-0, Hunter, T 2-3, Madrigal 4-2, Benoit 1-0.
Batters faced: Ponson 25, Ramirez, E 5, Marte 1, Veras 1, Rivera 4, Hunter, T 21, Madrigal 12, Benoit 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Marte 1-0, Veras 1-0, Madrigal 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bob Davidson. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Andy Fletcher. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, R to L.
T: 3:04.
Att: 38,638.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
August 6, 2008
August 6, 2008

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