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Saturday, October 16, 2010
Rangers up 5-0 after three again

By Jeff Caplan

ARLINGTON, Texas -- David Murphy and Bengie Molina each drove in runs in the third inning as the bottom of the Rangers' batting order continues to do damage in the postseason.

Murphy, who homered in the second, drove in Nelson Cruz, who doubled to lead off the inning, missing a homer by a few feet off the right-field wall. Molina took struggling Yankees starter Phil Hughes into the right-center field gap to score Cruz.

Hughes has thrown 69 pitches through three innings as the Rangers have jumped out to the same lead they had in Game 1.

The Rangers are up 5-0 after three innings, just like in Game 1.