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American League Game Summary - Texas at New York



(Wednesday, July 23)

Final Score: New York 2, Texas 1 (5 innings)

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Gardner homered in the third and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers, 2-1, in a contest that was called by rain in the fifth inning.

Both starting pitchers went the distance. David Phelps (5-4) surrendered five hits and fanned three to remain unbeaten (4-0) over his last eight starts. Yu Darvish (9-6) struck out five over 4 1/3 frames, but was called for a balk that tied the contest in the third inning.

The Yankees, who will go for the three-game sweep Thursday afternoon, have won five of their last six games.

The Rangers, losers in 12 of their last 14, got two hits from Leonys Martin. He scored the team's only run on a double-play groundout off the bat of Rougned Odor.

With one out in the home fifth, the rain came quick and hard, and it took the grounds crew about 15 minutes to get the tarp on the infield. Too much water on the tarp made it hard to pull and the infield was deluged with rain.

The delay started around 8:45 p.m. and players were called back on the field for a supposed 10:05 p.m. restart. Umpires, though, had a conversation with both managers. The Rangers, including Darvish, came back out to warm-up, but he walked off the field. Both managers expressed concern about the damp, soft field conditions.

"He told me one time he threw three games in one day," Rangers manager Ron Washington said of Darvish. "Having to sit down and get back up, it doesn't affect him, but it affects us."

Players from both teams waited for about 20 minutes while umpires consulted off the field with the grounds crew. The forecast called for rain the rest of the night. When the rain started again, the tarp was brought back out and the game was called after an official delay of 1 hour, 49 minutes.

"We were planning on starting, but I thought it was important to walk the field," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.

Girardi said Washington told him, "This is a hamstring just waiting to be pulled."

Following the game, the Rangers, who have the worst record (40-61) in the majors, dealt closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers exchange for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson.

Martin singled to start the third, and advanced two bases on a hit-and-run single to right from Chris Gimenez. Martin scored when Odor grounded into a 4-6-3 twin killing.

The Yankees scored twice in the bottom of the frame. Francisco Cervelli doubled to lead off, went to third on Brendan Ryan's groundout. Darvish was then called for a balk. Gardner followed by taking a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right. It was Gardner's 10th homer of the year, extending his career-high.

Martin tripled to right with one out in the fifth, but was left stranded when Gimenez fouled out and Odor fanned.

Cervelli doubled to begin the home fifth and with one out, the torrential rain and windy conditions began.

Game Notes

The Yankees placed infielder Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left groin. The team also added bullpen depth on Wednesday by selecting the contract of pitcher Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes- Barre ... Colby Lewis (6-7) starts for the Rangers Thursday, while Brandon McCarthy (1-0) gets the ball for the Yankees in the series finale.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
 
1st Intermission
LOS 1
CAR 1
 
Final
MIA 93
LAC 110
2nd
SAC 32
CHI 37
 
Final
WVU 20
KST 26
Final
DUKE 20
UNC 45
 
Half
TXST 28
ARKST 14
 
Final
AKR 66
USC 46
Final
UCONN 65
COC 57
Final
MIAMI 66
DREX 46
Final
BC 69
NMU 65
Final
CHAR 106
PSU 97
Final
MICH 71
DET 62
Final
WMARY 100
BFLD 57
 
Final
USCU 107
BOBJONES 41
 
Final
UCF 76
ECKERD 59
 
Final
PURD 82
GRAM 30
 
Final
NCSU 79
JVU 43
 
Final
RFLSH 102
KEYSTONE 69
 
Final
VCU 106
MDES 66
Final
PROV 88
NAVY 51
 
Final
BRY 72
UNH 63
 
Final
PETE 59
NIAG 61
 
Final
STET 96
PBAT 85
 
Final
WAGN 83
SUNYWEST 49
 
Final
IOWA 57
TEX 71
 
Final
TENN 70
TXSOU 58
 
Final
SHU 54
MLOWELL 57
 
Final
ECU 92
VULYNCH 51
 
Final
TENNM 115
CBC 29
 
Final
MD 66
FORD 50
Final
WVU 91
GMAS 65
Final
RAD 61
HOW 52
 
Final
MURST 89
BRESCIA 56
 
Final
VILL 72
BUCK 65
 
Final
TENST 75
FISK 60
 
Final
HARV 71
FATL 49
 
Final
MINN 109
FRANKPRCE 57
 
Final
TULA 100
MVSU 61
 
Final
TCU 86
NO 71
 
Final
NW 69
UNF 67
 
Final
LSUALEX 79
NWST 89
 
Final
IND 74
SMU 68
 
Final
UAB 71
SFLA 73
 
Final
EILL 61
UCD 63
 
Final
SAV 59
WINT 58
 
Final
NIOWA 73
MRGST 53
 
Final
MISS 69
SOUTH 38
 
Final
SCAR 69
CORN 45
 
Final
VANDY 72
LIP 62
 
Final
ARST 68
LMU 44
 
Final
ALA 81
SMISS 67
 
Final
GRCN 64
TXARL 66
 
2nd
NILL 68
IDAHO 61
 
2nd
CAL 65
SYR 48
 
2nd
GAELS 45
DEN 33
 
2nd
NARZ 43
FRES 27
 
2nd
PAC 48
PACU 31
 
1st
SDST 22
CALST 10
 
1st
UCLA 26
NICST 10
 
Final
PHI 2
MIN 3
Final
OTT 3
NAS 2
Final
MON 4
STL 1
Final
TOR 5
TAM 2
Final
WIN 3
DET 4
Final
DAL 3
ARI 1
3rd
CAL 3
CHI 4
 
3rd
COL 2
WAS 3
 
2nd
VAN 2
ANA 2
 
1st Intermission
LOS 1
CAR 1
 
1st Intermission
SJS 0
FLA 1
 
4th
OAK 24
KAN 20