Rangers Take Two Of Three From Yankees
It was a rubber-match game and anything can happen in rubber-match games. Hell, anything can happen in baseball, right John Sterling? Including a very good pitching performance. Or, a very good pitching performance and an excellent one.
Phil Hughes and Derek Holland (3-7) dazzled in the Bronx in Texas' 2-0 shutout win of the Yankees. Hughes gave up two earned runs over eight innings pitched with five strikeouts and just five hits allowed. Derek Holland (6-4) was even better, going the distance for a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts.
Jurickson Profar had a home run for Texas. Ichiro and Austin Romine had the only hits for New York.
The Yanks head to Baltimore for a weekend series against the Oriolese. Texas hosts Cincinnati for three.
By: Mike Lindsley, "Mid-Day with Mike," 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio. Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MikeLSports.