Strikeouts were down and walks were up for New York Yankees' starter Masahiro Tanaka.
A night after scoring 21 runs, the New York Yankees could muster only two against Colby Lewis and the Texas Rangers bullpen.
Colby Lewis went six innings for his 11th victory and the Texas Rangers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the AL East-leading New York Yankees on Wednesday night.
Rangers beat Yanks, end 3-game skid
Rangers RF Shin-Soo Choo went 3-for-4, and LF Josh Hamilton went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Yanks, who have now lost just twice in the last 10 games. Box score
Yankees manager Joe Girardi sidestepped questions about potential trade acquisitions, saying his current roster has "gotten us to this point."
Mark Teixeira is out of the starting lineup Wednesday for the third game of the series, set for 8:05 p.m. ET at Globe Life Park.
Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers, who recalled relievers Alex Claudio and Jon Edwards from Triple-A Round Rock.
Trade deadline discussions dominated the coverage from the writers of the ESPN SweetSpot Network
The Tigers have told teams they will consider trading all their potential free agents -- David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Joakim Soria and others -- between now and Friday's deadline.
Gregorius growing into his role
With four more hits Tuesday night, Didi Gregorius continues to show improvement since the All-Star break. The shortstop's great day lands him among the day's top performers. Kahrl: Tuesday's Top 5
Buster Olney recaps all of Tuesday's MLB action including a magnificent performance by Noah Syndergaard and an offensive explosion by the Yankees.
In a game crying out for pitching, Diego Moreno came to the rescue, working 5 1/3 innings of hitless relief in the Yankees' 21-5 win over the Rangers.
The Yankees rode an 11-run second inning to a rout of the Rangers in Arlington.
Everybody scores!!! All The of New York Yankees' starters cross the plate in their 21-5 win over the Texas Rangers. New York has won 13 of last 16.
After giving up five runs in the first inning, the New York Yankees made it up for it real fast.
Final: Yankees 21, Rangers 5
The Yankees spotted the Rangers a 5-0 lead, but they would erase that easily as New York tallied 11 runs in the 2nd inning in the rout. Texas sent 11 to the plate in the 1st inning, but didn't record a hit after that frame. Box score
Rangers turn to position player in 9th
Adam Rosales -- a 2B -- was forced to take the mound for Texas, and Brett Gardner took advantage with a 2-run homer to makes it 21-5. The Yankees' 21 runs are the most by any team in a game this season and it's tied for the 2nd-most that the Rangers have ever allowed. Follow live
Yankees up to 19 runs vs. Rangers
Chris Young is 3-for-4 with 5 RBIs, Didi Gregorius has a career-high 4 hits, and New York has racked up 18 hits through 6 innings. The last time the Yankees scored more than 20 runs was an August 2011 victory over the A's. Follow live
Starters don't last long in Arlington
Chris Capuano and Martin Perez both allowed at least 5 runs and recorded no more than 3 outs in tonight's Yankees-Rangers game. The last game in which both starters did that was April 10, 1999 --the Twins' Benj Sampson and the Indians' Dwight Gooden (via Elias). Follow live
Runs keep coming in Arlington
Chris Young smacked a grand slam to put the Yankees up 15-5 over the Rangers. New York has put up huge numbers in just three innings:
- All 9 Yankees have scored a run
- 7 Yankees have recorded an RBI, while 4 have multiple RBIs
- 6 Yankees have a multi-hit game
Yankees score 11 runs in 2nd inning
New York faced an uphill battle trailing 5-0 after the 1st inning. But the Yankees sent 15 batters to the plate in the 2nd and became the first team to score 11 runs in an inning since the Rangers in August 2013. Follow live
Yankees make quick work of deficit
New York found itself down 5-0 after starter Chris Capuano didn't make it out of the 1st inning. But the Yankees scored 6 runs on 7 hits to storm to the lead in the top of the 2nd before recording an out, which ended Texas starter Martin Perez's day. Follow live
Yankees @ Rangers
Globe Life Park in Arlington - Thu 7/30