For the most part, A.J. Burnett did a decent job of keeping the Rangers at bay, but when he needed to make one big pitch, he couldn't do it.
After the Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the second inning, the Rangers quickly responded with two in the third to take a 2-1 lead. The Yankees would regain the lead, 3-2, and held it until two outs in the sixth.
Vladimir Guerrero led the inning off with a single. Burnett retired the next two hitters and then intentionally walked left-handed hitter David Murphy. Catcher Bengie Molina, who's had postseason success against the Yankees in his Angels days, cracked a three-run shot to left on the first pitch he saw. He stunned Burnett and the Yankees crowd, giving Texas a 5-3 lead.
Texas didn't relax, making sure to put the game out of reach. In the seventh, a two-out rally ensued. Josh Hamilton hit his first of two home runs off left-hander Boone Logan, as the Rangers would eventually win the game, 10-3. Just like in Game 3, the Rangers tacked on insurance runs in the ninth, scoring three times.
Their offense has been incredible over the last two games, outscoring the Yankees, 18-3. So far, the team with more offensive talent, has been outplayed by a team whose offense is rounding into scary form.