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W: C.C. Sabathia (3-2)
L: Arthur Rhodes (1-2)
Derek Jeter, 4-for-6, 2 HR, 3 RBI
Curtis Granderson, 3-for-4, BB, HR,
Mark Teixeira, 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Francisco Cervelli, 1-for-5, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
Brett Gardner, 3-for-5, 2 R
Elvis Andrus, 3-for-5, RBI, R, SB
Adrian Beltre, 1-for-4, BB, RBI, R
Mike Napoli, 1-for-5, 2 RBI
Chris Gentry, 1-for-3, BB, R, SB
Ian Kinsler, 0-for-4, BB, R, SB
It wasn't pretty, but the four errors the Yankees incurred on themselves didn't stop their bats from amassing 12 runs in their blowout of the Rangers. Derek Jeter led the way with four hits—including two home runs—and Francisco Cervelli added a grand slam. C.C. Sabathia notched the win, pitching six innings and allowing five runs (three earned). Dave Bush started the day for Texas and lasted four innings, giving up three (two earned).
For those interested in how far off Jeter is from 3K hits, the countdown currently stands at 40. At the current rate, he should theoretically break into the elite club sometime in mid-June. My prediction is he goes on a hot streak and tallies it on…We'll say June 3rd.