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One that got away
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Yankees 8, Rangers 6
Nelson Cruz follows through on his fifth-inning homer off Chien-Ming Wang. (AP)
With a four-run lead and seemingly on track through four innings, starter Brandon McCarthy fell apart in the fifth frame, giving back the lead. The bullpen was serviceable, but C.J. Wilson's flareup rendered homers from Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler a mere footnote.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (31-22)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 8, Texas 6   NYY
NY Yankees (32-22)
Won 1
June 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0   6 11 1
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 X   8 10 1
Standings thru 6/4/09  |  Recap: TEX | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Yankees stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 2 1 1 1 2 1 .282
Young, M, 3B 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 .338
Blalock, DH 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 .262
Cruz, N, RF 5 1 1 1 0 3 4 .295
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 1 0 1 1 2 .240
Byrd, CF 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .296
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 1 2 .198
Teagarden, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239
Andrus, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .277
Totals 37 6 11 5 3 11 13  

BATTING
2B: Davis, C 2 (6, Wang, Wang), Byrd (19, Wang), Young, M (20, Rivera).
HR: Cruz, N (16, 5th inning off Wang, 0 on, 2 out), Kinsler (14, 6th inning off Aceves, A, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Davis, C 4; Blalock 2; Cruz, N 4; Young, M 4; Murphy, Dv; Byrd 2.
RBI: Blalock (29), Davis, C 2 (26), Cruz, N (41), Kinsler (41).
2-out RBI: Blalock; Cruz, N; Kinsler.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Kinsler; Davis, C; Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Teagarden.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy, Dv (4, 2nd base off Aceves, A/Cervelli).

FIELDING
E: Murphy, Dv (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Teixeira at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Cruz, N-Andrus, Kinsler-Andrus, Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 .297
Swisher, RF 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 .251
  1-Gardner, B, PR-CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 2 3 0 0 2 .284
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .250
Cano, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 2 .305
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .256
Cabrera, Me, CF-RF 4 1 1 2 0 1 3 .311
Cervelli, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .283
Pena, R, SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .243
Totals 31 8 10 8 5 4 14  

1-Ran for Swisher in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Swisher (13, McCarthy), Teixeira 2 (14, McCarthy, McCarthy).
HR: Damon (11, 1st inning off McCarthy, 0 on, 0 out), Cabrera, Me (6, 8th inning off Wilson, C, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cano; Teixeira 4; Damon 4; Cervelli; Pena, R; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 3; Cabrera, Me 4.
RBI: Damon (33), Swisher (32), Teixeira 3 (47), Rodriguez, Al (22), Cabrera, Me 2 (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano; Cabrera, Me 2.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cano (3, 2nd base off Jennings/Teagarden).
CS: Pena, R (1, 2nd base by Jennings/Teagarden).

FIELDING
E: Cervelli (1, throw).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
McCarthy 4.0 6 6 6 3 3 1 4.92
Jennings 3.0 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.12
Wilson, C (L, 3-3) 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 1 3.47
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wang 4.2 7 5 5 1 5 1 14.46
Aceves, A 1.2 2 1 1 2 2 1 2.95
Coke 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50
Robertson, D (W, 1-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.08
Rivera (S, 12) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.38

McCarthy pitched to 5 batters in the 5th.

WP: Wang.
Pitches-strikes: McCarthy 79-50, Jennings 41-22, Wilson, C 16-8, Wang 69-47, Aceves, A 34-20, Coke 19-11, Robertson, D 1-1, Rivera 24-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: McCarthy 4-3, Jennings 3-1, Wilson, C 0-2, Wang 8-1, Aceves, A 1-1, Coke 0-1, Robertson, D 0-1, Rivera 0-0.
Batters faced: McCarthy 21, Jennings 10, Wilson, C 5, Wang 22, Aceves, A 9, Coke 4, Robertson, D 1, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 45,713.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
June 4, 2009
June 4, 2009

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