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G41: Rangers beat Yankees, 9-7

There was just so much going on in this game, I don’t know where to start, so I won’t try.

I will say this – Frank Francisco – HOLY CRAP! That was breathtaking to watch!

For the record, I did nothing during Arod’s first at bat. Midly booed him afterwards – didn’t seem worth it for me. I did go apeshit when he struck out to Francisco, though. ;)

Line Score
AL  FINAL
1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9     R  H  E
-  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -     -  -  -
NY YANKEES          2  0  0   2  0  0   0  0  3     7 15  1
TEXAS               0  1  0   4  0  0   4  0  x     9 14  0      (FINAL)
BATTERIES: NYY - KEVIN BROWN, FELIX HEREDIA (5TH), TANYON STURTZE (6TH), BRET
PRINZ (8TH) AND JORGE POSADA
TEX - JOAQUIN BENOIT, ERASMO RAMIREZ (6TH), FRANK
FRANCISCO (7TH), JAY POWELL (9TH), FRANCISCO CORDERO (9TH) AND
ROD BARAJAS
WP - JOAQUIN BENOIT (2-1)
LP - KEVIN BROWN (5-1)
SAVE - FRANCISCO CORDERO (14)
HOME RUNS: NYY - ALEX RODRIGUEZ (10) OFF JOAQUIN BENOIT IN THE 1ST, 1 ON
ENRIQUE WILSON (1) OFF JOAQUIN BENOIT IN THE 4TH, 1 ON
TEX - LAYNCE NIX (7) OFF KEVIN BROWN IN THE 4TH, 1 ON
DAVE DELLUCCI (6) OFF TANYON STURTZE IN THE 7TH, 1 ON
LAYNCE NIX (8) OFF TANYON STURTZE IN THE 7TH, 1 ON
TIME: 3:07     ATT: 49,195
PROBABLES: NYY - JOSE CONTRERAS (1-2, 9.47)
TEX - RYAN DRESE (2-1, 2.83)
Box Score
NY YANKEES (7) VS TEXAS (9) - FINAL
NY YANKEES             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
K Lofton cf             4  1  1  0   1  0   2  .232
D Jeter ss              4  1  1  0   1  2   2  .194
A Rodriguez 3b          5  2  2  2   0  1   1  .288
J Giambi dh             5  0  2  1   0  2   1  .270
H Bush pr              0  1  0  0   0  0   0  .000
G Sheffield rf          5  0  3  1   0  0   2  .282
J Posada c              4  1  3  1   1  1   1  .324
H Matsui lf             5  0  2  0   0  1   4  .283
T Clark 1b              5  0  0  0   0  3   7  .200
E Wilson 2b             3  1  1  2   0  0   2  .183
a-R Sierra ph          1  0  0  0   0  0   2  .304
M Cairo 2b             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .263
Totals                 41  7 15  7   3 10  24
a-lined out to right for E Wilson in the 8th.
BATTING: 2B - J Posada 2 (13, J Benoit 2); K Lofton (2, J Benoit). HR - A
Rodriguez (10, 1st inning off J Benoit 1 on, 1 Out), E Wilson (1, 4th inning
off J Benoit 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - A Rodriguez 2 (24), E Wilson 2 (9), J Giambi
(24), G Sheffield (19), J Posada (26). 2-out RBI - E Wilson 2. Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out - D Jeter 1, T Clark 1, K Lofton 1, R Sierra 1, H
Matsui 2. GIDP - G Sheffield. Team LOB - 10.
FIELDING: E - G Sheffield (3, bobble). DP: 1 (D Jeter-T Clark).
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Young ss              5  0  1  0   0  2   0  .356
H Blalock 3b            5  0  2  0   0  2   0  .295
A Soriano 2b            5  0  2  0   0  0   3  .300
B Fullmer dh            5  1  1  0   0  0   2  .243
M Teixeira 1b           3  3  2  0   1  0   0  .226
D Dellucci lf           4  2  4  4   0  0   0  .353
K Mench rf              2  1  0  1   2  0   2  .290
L Nix cf                4  2  2  4   0  1   3  .323
R Barajas c             4  0  0  0   0  1   1  .300
Totals                 37  9 14  9   3  6  11
BATTING: 2B - M Teixeira 2 (7, K Brown 2); B Fullmer (9, K Brown); H Blalock
(12, T Sturtze). HR - L Nix 2 (8, 4th inning off K Brown 1 on, 1 Out, 7th
inning off T Sturtze 1 on, 1 Out), D Dellucci (6, 7th inning off T Sturtze 1
on, 1 Out). RBI - K Mench (21), D Dellucci 4 (21), L Nix 4 (20). Runners left
in scoring position, 2 out - A Soriano 2, L Nix 1. GIDP - B Fullmer. Team LOB -
7.
FIELDING: DP: 1 (H Blalock-A Soriano-M Teixeira).
----------------------------------------------------
NY YANKEES      - 200 200 003   --   7
TEXAS           - 010 400 40x   --   9
----------------------------------------------------
NY YANKEES                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Brown (L, 5-1)              4 2/3  10   5   5   1   2   1   3.60
F Heredia                       1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0  16.20
T Sturtze                     2       3   4   4   2   3   2  18.00
B Prinz                       1       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Benoit (W, 2-1)             5       8   4   4   1   4   2   5.40
E Ramirez (H, 3)              1       1   0   0   1   0   0   3.95
F Francisco (H, 1)            2       2   0   0   0   4   0   3.86
J Powell                        1/3   2   3   3   1   0   0   3.71
F Cordero (S, 14)               2/3   2   0   0   0   2   0   2.20
Pitches-strikes: K Brown 90-61; F Heredia 4-3; T Sturtze 44-27; B Prinz 12-9;
J Benoit 88-53; E Ramirez 20-11; F Francisco 26-20; J Powell 12-6; F Cordero
16-12. Ground balls-fly balls: K Brown 4-8; F Heredia 0-0; T Sturtze 2-1; B
Prinz 3-0; J Benoit 6-5; E Ramirez 1-2; F Francisco 0-2; J Powell 0-1; F
Cordero 0-0. Batters faced: K Brown 25; F Heredia 1; T Sturtze 11; B Prinz 3; J
Benoit 23; E Ramirez 5; F Francisco 8; J Powell 4; F Cordero 4.
UMPIRES: HP--Jim Wolf. 1B--Tim Mcclelland. 2B--Tony Randazzo. 3B--Fieldin
Culbreth.
T--3:07. Att--49,195.
Weather: 88 degrees, clear. Wind: 24 mph, in from
right.