October 17, 2010 by staff
It is guaranteed that by winning Game 1 Friday night with a return of the last entries was assisted by the movements of the Rangers’ bullpen, questionable Ron Washington.
However, the matter to the best of 7 is even after two games with Phil Hughes never gave the Yankees a chance to win on Saturday when the Rangers took a 7-2 victory in front of 50,362 here.
Less than 24 hours after escaping from the trench excavated at the beginning of a terrible CC Sabathia, Hughes put the hole in the Yankees was too deep to overcome.
By the time Hughes recorded his ninth out the Rangers led, 5-0.
Making his second start of the playoffs and break working on six days of the 24 years of age did not resemble the pitcher who shut out the Twins in seven innings in Game 3 of the ALDS.
With a fastball that had enough juice, but it was bad, Hughes was punished with seven runs and 10 hits in four innings more.
Because three of the five remaining matches will be played at the edge shifts Stadium, home field for the Yankees. However, Lee will start Game 3, and will be available to do the same if a decisive Game 7 is played in Texas.
Although many are obsessed with Lee, the studies lefty Andy Pettitte opposes late on Monday, Colby Lewis was effective Saturday. In his first appearance against the Yankees since Aug. 5, 2003, 31 years old, right-hander allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2 / 3 innings.
The Yankees had chances against Lewis, putting runners on base in entries second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth, scored twice and went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position in six tables.
Lewis left in the sixth inning after allowing a home run with one out to Robinson Cano, Jorge Posada’s single and a walk to Lance Berkman with two outs.
Rapada clay surface and Lefty Joe Girardi responded with Marcus Thames to beat Brett Gardner. Rapada struck Thames on a breaking ball of 76 miles per hour.
Joba Chamberlain worked for the second straight game after not used against the Twins. Hughes replaced with a runner on third and no outs in the fifth and fanned David Murphy and Bengie Molina before giving up an RBI single to Mitch Moreland, the ninth batter, which increased the lead to 7-1 Rangers .
Cano went 2-for-4 and homered for the second straight game. The Yankees gave him double in the fourth run when two outs Berkman bounced diving first baseman Cano Moreland and silver glove.
Creeping, 5-1, Berkman should be happy with a single but rounded first base with designs on second and was caught Moreland recovered the ball in foul territory and threw to first covering Lewis.
For the second straight game the Yankees’ starter was lost early and hard.
In four frames Friday night, Sabathia allowed five runs, six hits and walked four, but avoid bear a loss of rally late in the game.
Hughes made no mystery to the Rangers when he gave up a run in the first, two in the second and two in the third.
The Rangers stole three bases – including his house in a double theft – in the first. Murphy homered and Michael Young had an RBI double in the second. Double Nelson Cruz, Murphy and Molina accounted for three runs in the third when the hosts extended their lead to 5-0.
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