Yankees Fall To Rangers Late
The New York Yankees have been on a bit of a slide since their 4-2 start to the season. With their loss to the Texas Rangers, the Yankees fall to 8-12 on the season and panic is beginning to cross the minds of of their fans.
The Yankees lost 3-2 on Wednesday night as the bats failed to come alive late in the game. C.C. Sabathia gave the Yankees a solid outing, but failed to receive run support. The only bat that seemed to have a bit of life to it was Alex Rodriguez.
Rodriguez connected on a Martin Perez change-up over the heart of the plate and deposited the ball over the left-centerfield wall for his 690th career homer. At the moment, Rodriguez tied the game at 2. A few innings later Elvis Andrus hit the game-winning triple that ended up scoring the winning run. Rodriguez went 3-3 with a walk in his return after being sidelined with hip stiffness.
"It's a long season and (I'm) a work in progress. I'm always tweaking and working on things and I'm just trying to find the cadence that I had last year," Rodriguez said. "The last week or so has been a little better."
Rodriguez in the only player in MLB history with at least 100 HR's in two different stadiums (Old Yankee Stadium and Globe Life Park in Arlington).