Vicente Padilla was hampered by four walks, two hit batsmen and a balk in his 3 2/3 frames. (AP)
By Jared Diamond / MLB.com
Nelson Cruz belted his 15th homer of the season to put the Rangers up in the third inning, but the lead was short-lived as the Yankees scored seven in the fourth. Vicente Padilla, making his first start back from the disabled list, gave up five of those runs, and Texas was unable to recover from his 3 2/3 innings of seven-run ball.
BATTING 2B: Blalock (11, Burnett, AJ). HR: Cruz, N (15, 3rd inning off Burnett,
AJ, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Kinsler; Blalock 2; Saltalamacchia; Cruz, N 4; Young, M; Byrd; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI:
Cruz, N 3 (39). 2-out RBI: Cruz, N 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out:
Cruz, N; Saltalamacchia; Davis, C; Young, M. Team RISP: 1-for-9. Team LOB: 7.
Kinsler (11, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Posada), Murphy, Dv (3, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Posada), Andrus (7, 2nd base off Burnett,
FIELDING Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Posada at 3rd base).