Recap: Yankees-Rangers season series

Mark Teixeira hits his first home run of

Mark Teixeira hits his first home run of 2010 during a win against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on Apr. 18. (Credit: Kathy Kmonicek)

The Yankees and Rangers enjoyed homefield advantages over each other this season. The Yankees swept a three-game series at Yankee Stadium in April. The Rangers did the same in Arlington in September. The teams split a series in Texas in August. Overall, the season series was a 4-4 deadlock.

At Yankee Stadium

April 16: Yankees 5, Rangers 1: CC Sabathia pitched a rain-shortened six-inning complete game.

April 17: Yankees 7, Rangers 3: Alex Rodriguez hit his first homer of 2010 and A.J. Burnett pitched seven shutout innings.

April 18: Yankees 5, Rangers 2: Mark Teixeira hit his first homer of 2010 and Andy Pettitte went eight innings.

At Rangers Ballpark

Aug. 10: Rangers 4, Yankees 3 (10): David Murphy’s one-out, bases-loaded single off Mariano Rivera gave Texas the victory.

Aug. 11: Yankees 7, Rangers 6: The Yankees trailed 6-1 to Cliff Lee after five innings but rallied with Marcus Thames driving in the go-ahead run in the ninth.

At Rangers Ballpark

Sept. 10: Rangers 6, Yankees 5 (13): Nelson Cruz tied the game with a homer off Joba Chamberlain in the eighth and won it with a homer off Chad Gaudin.

Sept. 11: Rangers 7, Yankees 6: Mariano Rivera hit Jeff Francoeur with a pitch to force in the winning run as the Rangers scored two in the bottom of the ninth.

Sept. 12: Rangers 4, Yankees 1: Texas completed the sweep behind Cliff Lee, who allowed one run in eight innings.

 

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