Rangers speedster Ian Kinsler doulbed to lead off the ninth inning, and then promptly stole third base. Rangers shortstop Michael Young then drove him in with a hard hit ball past the drawn in Yankee infield.
Robinson Cano had two hits and drove in a run, while Johnny Damon and Jorge Posada each added two hits of their own. Yankee bats were held quiet again, as they only managed to eke out two runs.
Joba struck out six, but only lasted four innings due to a high pitch count.

New York Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
J Damon DH5020000.317
B Gardner LF3000011.000
B Abreu RF4010022.283
A Rodriguez 3B4000012.316
J Giambi 1B3110100.264
J Posada C4120021.292
R Cano 2B4021001.245
W Betemit SS3011123.268
A Gonzalez PR0000000.176
M Cabrera CF4000005.240
Totals342922815
BATTING
2B: J Damon 2 (22, K Millwood 2)
RBI: R Cano (34), W Betemit (13)
S: B Gardner
2-out RBI: W Betemit
GIDP: M Cabrera
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: B Abreu 1, A Rodriguez 1, W Betemit 1, M Cabrera 2
Team LOB: 8
FIELDING
E: J Posada (1, throw)
Outfield Assist: M Cabrera (C Davis at 3rd base).
New York Yankees
PitchersIP H RERBBSOHRPC-STERA
J Chamberlain4.052246091-492.22
D Giese1.010001015-113.15
D Robertson2.000023045-282.25
J Veras1.000010019-92.73
M Rivera (L, 2-3)1.031100021-140.96
Totals9.09337100191-111
PITCHING
IBB: M Bradley (By D Robertson)
Batters faced: J Chamberlain 20; D Giese 4; D Robertson 8; J Veras 4; M Rivera 6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls: J Chamberlain 2-3; D Giese 0-2; D Robertson 0-3; J Veras 2-1; M Rivera 2-1

Scoring Summary

TEXNYY
2ndC Davis singled to deep center, D Murphy scored, M Byrd to second.10
2ndJ Saltalamacchia singled to center, M Byrd scored, C Davis thrown out at third, J Saltalamacchia to second advancing on throw.20
4thR Cano singled to right, J Giambi scored, J Posada to second.21
6thW Betemit singled to left, J Posada scored, R Cano to second.22
9thM Young singled to center, I Kinsler scored.32

1 comments
  1. Kristen July 2, 2008 at 6:29 AM  

    I don't understand, Rivera is our closer!! It's a tie game!! He should know that we need him even more then so we can have chance in the bottom of the 9th! Craziness!! Mo-go talk with Island. What do you think, is it because he hadn't pitched since Saturday?

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