Tommy Hunter gets knocked out in 4th

NEW YORK -- Big Game Hunter? Not in this postseason.

Tommy Hunter has failed to last until the fifth inning in both of his playoff starts. He left a one-out, bases-loaded mess for Derek Holland to clean up in the fourth inning against the Yankees.

Only one of the inherited runners scored, thanks in large part to a pretty play by shortstop Elvis Andrus, who made a diving stop in the hole and threw out the runner at third base. Holland struck out Francisco Cervelli to end the inning.

Hunter allowed three runs on five hits. He didn't walk anybody, but his control was a problem, as he left way too many pitches up in the strike zone and hit Alex Rodriguez to lead off the fourth. Robinson Cano made him pay with a homer in the second. Lance Berkman launched a bomb that was just inches foul moments later.

Yankees 3, Rangers 2 after four.