Rangers Shut out Weary Yankees

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Rangers Shut out Weary Yankees
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ARLINGTON, Texas - Sometimes you can predict baseball. Take the Yankees Monday night against the Rangers. An already offensively challenged club plays a nearly five-hour game Sunday night in Boston, flies 3½ hours overnight and checks into its hotel about 6 a.m. Their next challenge? One of the game's top young pitchers, activated that afternoon from the disabled list. Really, something other than what transpired against Yu Darvish would have been the surprise. And so the Yankees went down in a predictable manner, meekly falling, 3-0, to Darvish and the Rangers in front of 42,058 at Rangers Ballpark. "No excuses. There's none,'' Joe Girardi said of the schedule. "Sometimes the schedule's not kind to you and your sleep, but it's part of the baseball life.''

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