Nathan Eovaldi led the Yankees past the Texas Rangers last night, with the Pinstripes getting a 3-1 win in Arlington to jump start a long road trip.

I've been a critic of Eovaldi and his high pitch counts. He often strikes out a lot of guys, but also walks a lot of guys, and can't go deep into games as a result. But this outing was a refresher as Eovaldi threw just 98 pitches in his 7-plus innings of work.

He had a no-hitter through six innings.

Perhaps Eovaldi is turning my criticism around as he's now gone 6.0, 6.2 and 7.0 innings in his last three starts.

The Yankees got on the board early courtesy of a Jacoby Ellsbury home run and they added two more runs on a Mark Teixeira double and a Starlin Castro home run.

With the win, Eovaldi moves to 1-2 and the Yankees move to 8-10. The Yankees still aren't hitting enough, but with starting pitching like that and a great bullpen, they can muster some wins.