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

Rangers chase Capuano in the 1st inning

Yankees starter Chris Capuano walked 5 batters in the opening inning and gave up 3 hits to spot the Rangers 4 runs --all with 2 outs -- and put an end to his outing. Capuano had issued just 10 walks all season before tonight. Follow live

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Texas sticking with Gallardo Thursday

Unlike the Phillies, who pushed back Cole Hamels' start amid trade rumors, the Rangers plan on having Yovani Gallardo take his normal turn in the rotation, manager Jeff Banister told reporters. Gallardo could be dealt before Friday's deadline.

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How 'bout Hamels going to Texas?

ESPN Insider Jim Bowden would like to see the Philadelphia Phillies trade LHP Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers for three prospects, including RHP Chi Chi Gonzalez. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see

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Dodgers have fallback options for SP

Jerry Crasnick is hearing that if Los Angeles doesn't land Cole Hamels or David Price, Mike Leake (Reds) and Yovani Gallardo (Rangers) would be the team's next starting pitching targets. MLB Deadline Daily

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Phillies: Last chance for Cole Hamels

Teams have until Wednesday to send Philadelphia their "best" offers, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. The Phillies are still undecided on if they will trade the lefty, sources told Stark. Phils spoke to 8 teams

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Stark: Houston won't get Cole Hamels

ESPN's Jayson Stark on Hamels trade rumors: "I have consistently heard that Cole Hamels can block a deal to Houston and intends to. ... That leaves the Rangers and Dodgers as the two favorites." (via Mike & Mike)

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Teams inquiring on Carlos Gomez?

The Rangers and the Indians have reportedly reached out to the Brewers regarding their talented center fielder. Trading Gomez would be Milwaukee's best chance at getting elite prospects in a deal. MLB rumors roundup

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Sources: Phillies want Hamels offers by Wed.

The Philadelphia Phillies have told several teams that are in on Cole Hamels that they'd like to get their "best" offers by Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com.

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Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Rangers 2

Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday to help the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

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A-Rod powers Yankees on 40th birthday

Alex Rodriguez hit a major-league record 6th career HR on his birthday, while Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in New York's 6-2 win over the Rangers. Box score

Leonys Martin has Mark Teixeira's number

The Rangers CF stole a potential homer off the Yankees 1B in the second, and then he threw him out at the plate in the 8th. However, New York has a 6-2 lead. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Shawn Tolleson OK after collision

The Rangers closer is in the bullpen and available tonight vs. the Yankees after colliding with fellow reliever Keone Kela while shagging balls during batting practice. The Yanks lead 6-2 in the 8th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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A-Rod sets birthday HR record

Alex Rodriguez is celebrating his 40th birthday in style, as he hit a shot into right field for his 24th HR of the season to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead over the Rangers. He now has 6 career HRs on his birthday, most all time. Follow live

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2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4259th
Batting Average.25121st
On Base Percentage.31515th
Slugging Percentage.40510th
Earned Run Average4.3927th
Quality Starts4916th
WHIP1.3928th
BAA.26526th

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