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New York Yankees 7 — Texas Rangers 4
In a battle of two of the best in the American League, the Yankees emerged victorious with a score of 7-4 over the Texas Rangers.
In what was likely CC Sabathia’s best outing so far this season, the big lefty went 8 innings and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits with 8 strikeouts. The Yankees offense put Sabathia ahead early and he never gave up the lead.
The Yankees offense featured a four-hit game by Derek Jeter as he continues hitting at an unbelievable .411 average. In his 4 hits, including a double, he scored twice and drove in one run. Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run home run, his 632nd of his career, off his former team. Curtis Granderson also drove in 2 runs in tonight’s game. The Yankees offense got 7 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings of work by Derek Holland.
Win – CC Sabathia (2-0)
Loss – Derek Holland (2-1)
Save – Mariano Rivera (4)
*Alex Rodriguez – 1 for 2, R, 2 BB, 3-Run Home Run (3) in the 5th, 3 RBI (7)
*Derek Jeter – 4 for 5, 2 R, 2B, RBI (13)
*Josh Hamilton – 1 for 4, R, Solo Home Run (8) in the 6th, RBI (18)
*Craig Gentry – 1 for 3, 2B, 2 RBI (4)
Current Yankees Record: 10-6