NEW YORK -- The Yankees intentionally walked David Murphy to pitch to Bengie Molina. Bad mistake.
Molina smacked the first pitch he saw deep into the left-field seats for a three-run shot. Just like that, the Rangers are back in control of Game 4.
The 375-foot homer gave the Rangers a 5-3 lead.
With Nelson Cruz on second, the Yankees decided they'd rather have righty A.J. Burnett pitch to Molina than lefty David Murphy. Molina responded with his second hit of the night -- and his biggest as a Ranger.