Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Rain on Sunday night denied the Yankees an opportunity to send Boston off the deep end, but it also gave them an extra day off since last Thursday. With 13-3 Texas on the other end, they could definitely use it. Last night was billed as a duel of top lefties CC Sabathia and Derek Holland, but when two offensive juggernauts meet at The Ballpark in Arlington, pitching duels are going to be harder to come by than nine-run comebacks. Sure enough, the Yankees picked up right where they left off, striking for two first-inning runs and opening the lead up to 7-1 before Texas could muster much offense of their own. They got to Holland for seven runs, nine hits and four walks, striking out just once as they forced him to use 110 pitches in six innings. The Rangers bullpen shut them down from there, with Mark Lowe and Koji Uehara striking out five of the nine Yankees they faced. But seven runs were more than enough for Sabathia. After allowing Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus to open the first fr...
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