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Yankees 1, Rangers 10: Luis Severino roughed up as Yankees get crushed by Texas

Luis Severino's night did not go as planned.

Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Luis Severino's start to the 2016 season hasn't been great. However, he also had yet to really get roughed up. That changed tonight. Severino lasted just three innings against the Rangers, allowing six runs in the process. The Yankees allowed ten total, while failing to do much of anything against Rangers' starter A.J. Griffin. All that added up to 10-1 loss to Texas.

The Rangers struck pretty quickly against Severino. With one out in the first inning, Nomar Mazara picked up a single. After a Adrian Beltre ground out moved Mazara to second, Prince Fielder brought him home with a single. That gave Texas an early 1-0 lead.

After a solid bounce back inning by Severino in the second, things went south for him in the third. He got two quick outs, but Mazara kept the inning alive for Texas with a single. After a Beltre double moved Mazara to third, the Yankees opted to intentionally walk Fielder. That didn't work out great. Severino lost the plate and walked Ian Desmond, bringing in a run. Mitch Moreland singled, scoring another two runs. Then a wild pitch plated another run. Following that was an Elvis Andrus single, scoring yet another run. Severino finally got out of the inning after that, but it was now 6-0.

Severino would not come back out for the fourth, as Ivan Nova was brought in. Severino went just three innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks, with just one strikeout. After one scoreless inning by Nova, the Rangers added to their lead in the seventh. Desmond hit a two-out solo home run, giving Texas a 7-0 lead. The Rangers would then tack on another run in the sixth.

The Yankees finally got on the board in the seventh. After Brett Gardner drew a lead-off walk, Carlos Beltran singled, moving Gardner to third. Mark Teixeira then hit a rocket right at Andrus. The Rangers' shortstop knocked it down, but couldn't catch it. That allowed Gardner to score. The Yankees could have gotten more as Brian McCann also hit a rocket straight at Andrus. However, the second time, he was able to make the play and turn a double play. Despite that, the Yankees were now down 8-1.

The Rangers got that run back pretty quickly. A couple hits and a Nova wild pitch reinstated the Rangers' eight-run lead. Chasen Shreve pitched the eighth, and he too allowed a run. The Yankees' rally attempt in the top of the ninth fell about nine runs short, as the Rangers took the second game of the series.

The Yankees will finish their series in Texas tomorrow at 8:05 eastern. CC Sabathia will get the start as the Yankees go for a series win. Martin Perez will be the starter for the Rangers.

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