8:05 PM ET, September 11, 2010
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Mariano Rivera hits Jeff Francoeur to let in winner as Rangers down Yankees
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mariano Rivera stood on the mound with his hands on his hips. He couldn't believe what he just did, couldn't believe the Yankees just found another wild way to lose.And he probably wasn't too fond of the Texas Rangers celebrating as if they had won more than just a second straight marathon.
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• The Yankees lost when Mariano Rivera hit Jeff Francoeur with a pitch with the bases loaded in bottom of ninth inning. It was Rivera's first career game-ending HBP.
• It's the first game that has ended with a HBP since July 19, 2008 when the Yankees defeated the A's in extra innings when Lenny DiNardo hit Jose Molina with a pitch to score Derek Jeter.
• The Rangers have won for straight games and Yankees have dropped two straight.
• It was Rivera's third blown save, his most since 2007.
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Yankees SS Derek Jeter, mired in slumps of 2 for 18 and 7 for 61, did not start for just the sixth time this season. Manager Joe Girardi insisted it was because of the long game Friday night. ... Hunter, who has had two strikeout-free starts this season, got his eight Ks in the first 12 outs. ... Burnett ended all four of his innings with a strikeout. ... Posada is scheduled to be back behind the plate Sunday after missing three starts with concussion symptoms.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 4-4 (as of Sat 9/11)|
|Fri 4/16||@NYY 5, TEX 1||Recap|
|Sat 4/17||@NYY 7, TEX 3||Recap|
|Sun 4/18||@NYY 5, TEX 2||Recap|
|Tue 8/10||@TEX 4, NYY 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/11||NYY 7, @TEX 6||Recap|
|Fri 9/10||@TEX 6, NYY 5||Recap|
|» Sat 9/11||@TEX 7, NYY 6||Box Score|
|Sun 9/12||@TEX 4, NYY 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Rangers|
|1st||V Guerrero singled to center, E Andrus scored.||0||1|
|2nd||L Berkman singled to right center, R Cano scored.||1||1|
|2nd||F Cervelli singled to right center, L Berkman scored, R Pena to third.||2||1|
|3rd||V Guerrero doubled to deep left center, D Murphy scored.||2||2|
|6th||J Francoeur hit sacrifice fly to right, N Cruz scored, I Kinsler to third.||2||3|
|6th||E Andrus singled to left, I Kinsler scored, M Treanor to third, E Andrus to second advancing on throw.||2||4|
|7th||M Teixeira scored, R Cano to third, L Berkman to second on wild pitch by P Strop.||3||4|
|7th||M Moreland singled to center, D Murphy scored, I Kinsler to second.||3||5|
|8th||A Rodriguez doubled to left, F Cervelli, N Swisher and M Teixeira scored.||6||5|
|9th||I Kinsler doubled to left, E German scored, N Cruz to third.||6||6|
|9th||J Francoeur hit by pitch, N Cruz scored, I Kinsler to third, C Davis to second.||6||7|
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|Stadium||Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, TX|
|Attendance||49,210 (102.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||92 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Alfonso Marquez, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|
Prior to Saturday's loss vs the Rangers, the Yankees were 76-0 when leading after 8 innings this season. That was the most wins without a loss when leading after 8 in the majors. There are two teams remaining with perfect records when leading after 8 innings: Royals (44-0) and Athletics (63-0).
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