At 39-39, the Yankees remain on the fringe of contention, but they found ways to win against the American League's best team the past two days.
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Teams are reportedly expressing interest in Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore, with the Texas Rangers leading the charge.
Desmond ha hecho fácil su transición a los jardines
El extorpedero Ian Desmond se ha adaptado por completo a su nuevo rol en Texas, en primer lugar en el jardín izquierdo y posteriormente desplazándose al central en reemplazo del decaído Delino DeShields. Leer
Cole Hamels se siente revitalizado tras cambio a Texas
El traspaso al conjunto tejano revitalizó la carrera de un pitcher que estaba estancado en una organización bajo reconstrucción. Leer
Chase Headley scored on a passed ball with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, and the Yankees won in their final at-bat for the second straight game to beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Thursday.
Is the Rangers' bullpen getting tired?
The Yankees scored six runs in the bottom of the ninth to come back and shock the Rangers. Some think Jeff Banister relies too much on his bullpen, but the numbers suggest that the rotation isn't doing enough. It was just one of those games, David Schoenfield writes. Five things we learned Wednesday
While Ian Desmond's late-night texts may keep them up at night, Rangers coaches can rest assured the shortstop's move to center has been a success.
Lineup: Rangers (51-28) at Yankees (38-39)
- 1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF (L)
- 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
- 3. Nomar Mazara, LF (L)
- 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
- 5. Prince Fielder, DH (L)
- 6. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
- 7. Jurickson Profar, SS (S)
- 8. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
- 9. Robinson Chirinos, C (R)
- SP: A.J. Griffin, RHP Daily notes
Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.
The clock is ticking for contending teams to improve and non-contenders to acquire future assets. Jim Bowden breaks down each team's objective.
Brian McCann hit a tying, three-run homer off Sam Dyson, Didi Gregorius capped a six-run ninth inning with his two-run shot and the Yankees woke up late to beat the Rangers 9-7 Wednesday night.
Yu Darvish threw 46 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday and could return to the Texas Rangers' rotation shortly after the All-Star break.
Baseballs are leaving the yard at historic rates. What's causing the home run rise and is it good for baseball? David Schoenfield investigates.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
The Yankees are currently 9 games out of first place in the AL East, their largest deficit of the season; have not been closer than 5.5G out since they were 4.5G back on 4/28. Going into their third game of the series against the Rangers tonight, the Yankees have lost 5 consecutive games to Texas at Yankee Stadium dating back to 2015 (0-3 last season).
How did Demeritte make Futures roster?
Keith Law was surprised to see Travis Demeritte representing the Rangers on the United States' team. The 21-year-old has 20 homers for hitter-friendly High Desert this year but has struck out in a third of his plate appearances. One of his teammates would have been a better choice. Law: Futures roster reaction (Insider)
Rangers GM Jon Daniels is more concerned with making sure his pitchers return to action than making a big trade at the deadline.
Hamels in rare company with 9-1 start
Cole Hamels pitched seven shutout innings and improved his record to 9-1 in the Rangers' 7-1 win on Tuesday. Hamels is the third Rangers starting pitcher to win at least nine of his first 10 decisions in a season, joining Roger Pavlik (1996) and Tommy Hunter (2010), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Rangers getting comfy in New York
The Yankees' loss to the Rangers on Tuesday was their fifth straight at Yankee Stadium, tying their longest home losing streak vs. that franchise (five straight home losses vs. Washington Senators in 1966), ESPN Stats & Info notes.
Tale of the tape: Indians vs. Rangers
Two of the hottest teams in the American League stack up well against each other, with Texas holding the edge on offense while Cleveland has the better pitching.
Rangers proving they're a formidable foe
In addition to having the most wins in baseball this year, Texas' offense and pitching have been among the best in the American League.
Rangers, Cubs waiting on Giants
Texas reached 50 wins on Monday, while Chicago hit the mark on Tuesday. San Francisco is stuck at 49 wins after two straight losses to Oakland. The Giants will have two more chances to make 2016 the first year with three teams at 50 wins before July 1 since 2003.
Rangers @ Twins
Target Field - Fri 7/1