The Yankees had a lead with A.J. Burnett on the mound, but manager Joe Girardi got greedy and left him in too long as the Rangers eventually broke the game open for a 10-3 victory at Yankee Stadium.
Here are some highlights:
- Burnett held the Rangers to 2 runs over 5 innings, but gave up a 3-run shot to Bengie Molina in the 6th that put the Yankees behind 5-3.
- Mark Teixeira seriously injured his groin running to first base. He’s likely out for the remainder of the playoffs no matter how long the Yankees go.
- Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter each had multiple hits, including a Cano solo shot. Nobody else had more than a 1 hit.
The Yankees have a tall order ahead of them. They have to win the next three games and they have to face Cliff Lee again in game 7, if it gets that far.