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Francoeur takes one for the team

A game that lasted more than five hours, including a 59-minute rain delay, ended when Mariano Rivera hit Jeff Francoeur with the bases loaded in the ninth to hand the Rangers their second straight win over the Yanks.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
One out when winning run scored.
Gardner, B, LF2000112.280
a-Kearns, PH-LF1000011.267
c-Thames, M, PH1000001.311
Golson, LF0000000.375
Swisher, RF6110027.289
Teixeira, 1B4220110.263
Rodriguez, Al, 3B4013121.272
Cano, 2B5120013.318
Berkman, DH3121200.253
Granderson, CF4020113.247
Pena, R, SS3000004.231
b-Posada, PH1000003.260
Nunez, SS1010000.302
Cervelli, C1111300.258
a-Hit by pitch for Gardner, B in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Pena, R in the 7th. c-Flied out for Kearns in the 9th.
Andrus, SS3111122.273
Young, M, 3B5000004.286
Murphy, Dv, LF-CF4210112.284
Guerrero, DH4032101.304
1-German, E, PR-DH0100000.000
Cruz, N, RF-LF5220033.314
Kinsler, 2B4121100.296
Moreland, 1B4011022.263
Davis, C, 1B0000100.188
Treanor, C2010212.224
b-Blanco, PH1000003.283
Borbon, CF2010011.273
a-Francoeur, PH-RF1012000.242
a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Borbon in the 6th. b-Popped out for Treanor in the 9th.
1-Ran for Guerrero in the 9th.
2B: Cano (37, Hunter, T), Rodriguez, Al (29, Harrison, M).
TB: Nunez; Cano 3; Teixeira 2; Cervelli; Berkman 2; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher; Granderson 2.
RBI: Berkman (54), Cervelli (34), Rodriguez, Al 3 (105).
2-out RBI: Cervelli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 5; Gardner, B; Granderson.
SAC: Cervelli.
GIDP: Posada.
Team RISP: 3-for-13.
Team LOB: 14.

SB: Nunez (4, 2nd base off Ogando/Treanor).

Outfield assists: Gardner, B (Guerrero at 2nd base).

2B: Guerrero (24, Burnett, AJ), Kinsler (16, Rivera).
TB: Kinsler 3; Andrus; Treanor; Moreland; Francoeur; Guerrero 4; Cruz, N 2; Borbon; Murphy, Dv.
RBI: Guerrero 2 (104), Francoeur 2 (57), Andrus (34), Moreland (17), Kinsler (41).
2-out RBI: Guerrero 2; Andrus; Moreland.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Andrus 2; Young, M 2; Treanor; Murphy, Dv.
SAC: Andrus.
SF: Francoeur.
Team RISP: 4-for-12.
Team LOB: 13.

DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus, Kinsler-Moreland).

Burnett, AJ4.04223605.13
Robertson, D1.13111103.76
Wood, K(H, 7)1.01000003.49
Rivera(BS, 3)(L, 3-3)0.12222001.36
Hunter, T5.06223803.97
Strop(H, 1)1.00112109.72
Harrison, M(BS, 1)0.02221004.11
Ogando(W, 4-1)1.01000001.34
Gaudin pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Harrison, M pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Burnett, AJ , Hunter, T .
WP: Burnett, AJ, Strop.
IBB: Berkman (by Rapada), Davis, C (by Rivera).
HBP: Kearns (by Harden), Francoeur (by Rivera).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 88-51, Gaudin 14-12, Logan 9-4, Robertson, D 36-22, Albaladejo 6-3, Wood, K 9-7, Rivera 21-9, Hunter, T 98-63, Kirkman 14-7, Harden 25-13, Strop 22-10, Harrison, M 7-2, Rapada 12-4, Ogando 13-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 3-3, Gaudin 0-1, Logan 0-0, Robertson, D 1-1, Albaladejo 0-0, Wood, K 1-1, Rivera 0-0, Hunter, T 3-2, Kirkman 1-1, Harden 0-2, Strop 1-0, Harrison, M 0-0, Rapada 0-1, Ogando 2-1.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 19, Gaudin 5, Logan 2, Robertson, D 8, Albaladejo 1, Wood, K 4, Rivera 6, Hunter, T 23, Kirkman 4, Harden 6, Strop 4, Harrison, M 3, Rapada 3, Ogando 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Logan 2-0, Robertson, D 3-2, Albaladejo 2-0, Harden 2-0, Strop 3-1, Harrison, M 1-1, Rapada 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Alfonso Marquez. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Dale Scott.
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, L to R.
T: 4:16 (:59 delay).
Att: 49,210.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
September 11, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media