Brandon McCarthy was coming off a win in his last start and this time he had to face the Texas Rangers. Despite pitch count issues, McCarthy was able to get through six innings and helped the Yankees achieve a 4-2 victory against the Rangers at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
After trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, Chase Headley hit an RBI single, plating Brett Gardner to tie the game. In the bottom of the fifth, Francisco Cervelli hit an RBI double and Brett Gardner hit a SAC Fly. The Yankees added an insurance run in the eighth on a Brian McCann double, scoring Carlos Beltran.
McCarthy has made three starts for the Yankees and now has a 1.45 ERA in those three starts. His third start ended with him going six innings, giving up one run on four hits and five strikeouts. In the seventh, Adam Warren gave up a home run before retiring his two hitters and Matt Thornton recorded the final out of the inning. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth and David Robertson notched his 25th save of the season by pitching a scoreless ninth.
— The Yankees will face the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game set and they’ll send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound with hopes of taking the first game of the series. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on My9.