New York Yankees
Freddy Garcia was able to work around two solo home runs by Josh Hamilton, and the Yankees barely edged past the Rangers for the third straight night, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched a two-hitter, and the Yankees got consecutive homers from Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira in a 3-0 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Derek Lowe closed with four shutout innings in his Yankees debut, and New York beat the Rangers 8-2 on Monday night.
Prince Fielder made a splash at the All-Star Home Run Derby — eight of them. The Tigers slugger joined Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to win multiple derby titles.
After Josh Hamilton’s 4 home run performance Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles, the natural talk around the metroplex and in the baseball landscape was, sign this guy! Even if you have to over pay sign this guy!
Brian Cashman, ostensibly a government witness in the Roger Clemens perjury trial, sometimes sounded more like a defense witness as he praised the former MLB pitcher.
Andy Pettitte, who was supposed to bolster the government’s case against Roger Clemens, appears to have instead substantially aided his former teammate.
Major league pitcher Andy Pettitte looked like he wanted to be anywhere but on the witness stand during the trial of ex-teammate Roger Clemens.
Adrian Beltre hit a long home run and had a pair of RBI singles as the Texas Rangers beat the New York Yankees 7-3 Wednesday night, winning their sixth consecutive series to start a season for the first time in franchise history.
Yu Darvish had a season-high 10 strikeouts pitching into the ninth inning and worked out of a couple of jams for the Texas Rangers in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees and countryman Hiroki Kuroda on Tuesday night.
Derek Jeter had four hits to stretch his hitting streak to 13 games, Alex Rodriguez belted career home run No. 632 and the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 7-4 on Monday night.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre will undergo an MRI on his strained left hamstring on Monday and will likely miss the team’s series against the Yankees.