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Yankees Win Third Straight Over Rangers 3-2

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The Yankees (70-47) and the Rangers (67-49) met for the third game of a four game series in the Bronx on Wednesday night. After a long hour and fifty minute rain delay the Yankees and the Rangers finally got the game started around 8:45. Freddy Garcia pitched well in the Yankees 3-2 victory going 6 2/3 giving up two runs on four hits and striking out six. Garcia now stands at 7-5.

All of the Yankee runs came in the third inning off of Texas starter Scott Feldman. Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter each singled to start the inning; Nick Swisher then ripped a double down the left field line scoring Nix. The next batter Curtis Granderson hit a deep RBI sac-fly to center field scoring Jeter.  After Mark Teixeira struck out Eric Chavez ripped a single through the left side scoring Swisher and putting the Yankees up 3-0. Chavez finished the game going 3-3.

Both Texas Ranger runs came via a pair of Josh Hamilton solo shots off of Freddy Garcia, the first in the fourth inning and the second in the sixth. The two homers put Hamilton at 34 for the season and tying him with Adam Dunn of the Chicago White Sox for the Major League lead.

The Yankees will play the Rangers again on Thursday afternoon. Derek Holland (7-6 4.92) will start for the Rangers while Ivan Nova (11-6 4.70) starts for the Yankees. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30, first pitch at 1:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.

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