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50-27, 1st in AL West

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he never considered pinch-hitting Alex Rodriguez in Aaron Hicks' place in the ninth, despite the fact that the tying run was at the plate early Tuesday morning. With a righty on the mound, the amount of hours Rodriguez sat and the short porch in right, Girardi said turning to A-Rod was not a thought. When asked when he could pinch-hit A-Rod in AL parks, Girardi didn't have much of answer instead basically saying wait-and-see. A-Rod is in tonight's lineup, starting against lefty Cole Hamels. A-Rod is 1-for-6 with a homer.

Lineup: Rangers (50-27) at Yankees (37-38)

  • 1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF (L)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 4. Prince Fielder, DH (L)
  • 5. Ryan Rua, LF (R)
  • 6. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 8. Jurickson Profar, 1B (S)
  • 9. Bobby Wilson, C (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
  • Daily notes

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After not finishing until 2:44 on Tuesday morning, the Yankees and Rangers may face some more rain today. AccuWeather says there could be thunderstorms during tonight's game. Bring your umbrellas and -- judging from last night -- maybe a sleeping bag.

Two to rep Rangers at Futures Game

Second baseman Travis Demeritte will play for the United States team while 1B Ronald Guzman cracks the World roster at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. Neither ranked among Keith Law's top Rangers prospects this offseason.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Alex Rodriguez is at DH and batting third with lefty Cole Hamels tonight. The Yankees have also moved Carlos Beltran into the two hole.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Before last night's rain-delayed game, the Yankees had won 160 consecutive games when leading after 8 innings. They are now 160-1 in such games, dating back to June 1, 2014. The Rangers beat the Yankees 9-6 in a game that was delayed for 3 hours and 35 minutes. The Yankees had a 6-5 lead going into the 9th inning before play was stopped after Aroldis Chapman walked Robinson Chirinos and had a 3-1 count on Shin-Soo Choo. Rangers scored 4 runs after the game resumed at 2:15 am.

Stats & Info

Andrew Marchand saw it coming

Our Yankees beat writer took to Twitter during Monday's rain delay to predict that the Rangers would mount a comeback after the ninth-inning stoppage of play. Of course, they did.

Stats & Info

Rangers come back like no other team

In fact, all 29 other teams combined have the same amount of comeback wins when trailing on the road entering the ninth inning that Texas has this month.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rougned Odor told me he agreed with Joe Girardi in that he was surprised they were still playing after the 8th inning. Odor added he was also surprised that play was halted in the top of the 9th since they had been playing under the same heavy rain for a few innings.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rangers having a little fun with the bus times departing the Bronx this morning... that would be 3:15 in the a.m...

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Kirby Yates: "We were one pitch away from winning a baseball game. I'm not proud of it but it happens and you move on."

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Rangers outlast rain delay to rally past Yankees (0:58)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said it was a poor decision to keep playing tonight, called it "dangerous". Said he didn't ask the umpires to stop the game on the top of the 9th.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

That's a wrap. At 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, the Yankees lost to the Rangers, 9-6. The game was marred by a three-hour and 35-minute delay in the top of the ninth. When play was stopped, the Yankees were up a run, but, upon resumption, wild reliever Kirby Yates hit three batters and allowed the Rangers to score four runs in the ninth. The game began with a 21-minute delay, even though there was no rain. First pitch was at 7:26 p.m. on Monday. It ended with Jacoby Ellsbury, the tying run at the plate, flying out to left.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The cleanup crew getting a head start before the game ends.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After the three hour and 35 minute delay in the ninth inning, Yankees reliever Kirby Yates hit two batters to load the bases before giving up an Adrian Beltre two-run single to relinquish the lead. The Rangers lead 7-6 and are threatening to add more. It is approaching 2:30 a.m

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The delay was three hours and 35 minutes.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees-Rangers resumes at the top of the 9th inning after a rain delay of 3 hours and 35 minutes.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Are there more players than fans here?

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankee game is expected to resume at 2:15 a.m. The Rangers have a man on, no outs, down a run in the 9th. The Yanks have already used Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3805th
Batting Average.2678th
On Base Percentage.32516th
Slugging Percentage.43111th
Earned Run Average4.0011th
Quality Starts476th
WHIP1.3316th
BAA.25716th

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