Rangers add insurance run, lead 6-1
Michael Young, 0-for-3 when he came up in the seventh, belted a lead-off double that led to the third consecutive intentional walk of Josh Hamilton. Vladimir Guerrero, who made the Yankees pay in the fifth with a two-run double on the heels of a Hamilton walk, this time hit into a fielder's choice to move the runners to second and third.
New York went to the intentional walk again, this time putting Nelson Cruz aboard. Cruz crushed a two-run homer in the fifth. Ian Kinsler then followed a liner to left that Brett Gardner caught, but easily allowed Young to come home.
Rangers starter Colby Lewis has allowed three hits through seven innings and is on the mound to start the eighth.
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