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Josh Hamilton’s sharp single with two outs in the ninth inning gave the Rangers a 7-6 victory on Thursday night and a split in the four-game series against the Yankees.
Colby Lewis helped the Rangers bounce back from a lopsided loss on Tuesday night, leading the team on the mound to a 5-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.
New York overcame an early deficit with 11 runs in the second inning, and got a 21-5 win on Tuesday night as the Rangers lost for the 12th time in their last 13 home games.
Alex Rodriguez had a 40th birthday bash against his former team, as the Rangers dropped the series opener against the Yankees by a score of 6-2 on Monday night.
A cousin of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, who was the star’s longtime personal assistant, has been sentenced to seven months in prison on federal drug charges.
Adam Rosales hit a two-run homer, Yovani Gallardo won for the second time since mid-April, and the Rangers beat the Yankees by a score of 5-2 on Sunday night.
Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth place on the career homer list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night an at-bat after he was robbed of the milestone drive by a leaping catch.
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Alex Rodriguez listened to the cheers and waved his cap. He worked out an eight-pitch walk, lined an opposite-field single into right field and flied out.
Alex Rodriguez issued a handwritten apology “for the mistakes that led to my suspension” on Tuesday without detailing specifics about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
The New York Post reports that Yankees officials are “intrigued” by the possibility of adding Andrus as the franchise looks to replace future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter.
Seven-time All-Star Alfonso Soriano said that he is retiring from the major leagues after a season in which he was released by the New York Yankees on July.