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Yankees 3, Rangers 4: Some Get Away, and Some You Never Have

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Mark Teixeira isn't with the team, Robbie Cano and Jorge Posada started the game on the bench, and Marcus Thames started at DH batting third.

For a team whose offense has been struggling of late, this was not a very auspicious beginning, especially when matched against the only team in the league that has virtually sewn up its playoff spot.

Good A.J. arrived in Arlington, delivering 7 innings of 3 run ball.

Unfortunately, after nine innings of work, 3 runs was all the offense the lineup could muster.  Jeter grounded into a huge DP in the 9th after showing bunt early in the AB.  Gardner and Cano (pinch hitting) could do nothing with a 1st and 2nd, 1 out situation in the 6th.  In the 5th, Swisher got thrown out at home in a situation that would have brought Arod to the plate with the bases loaded.  Berkman and Cervelli couldn't get Arod in from 3rd in the fourth.  And so on.

Boone Logan did his job, and DRob over came a leadoff walk to complete a scoreless 1.2IP.

If you'd asked me how Mo could lose the game, here's what I'd tell you: infield base hit to the shortstop hole, bleeder through the right side, ground out but not a DP, IBB, and a single through the drawn in infield.

I've seen this movie before.  No one is perfect, and you can't win 'em all.  Especially not the ones when you only put 2/3 of your lineup on the field.

Play of the Game: Murphy's homer to give the Rangers the 3-2 lead led to the biggest swing of the game (33%) because once the bases are loaded with less than 1 out, a run is more likely than not.

Comment of the Game: Longtimelistener tells it like it is.