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Jun 4 – Magical Melky: Yanks Beat Rangers 8-6, Win Another Series

Melky’s 8th Inning Homer Provides More Stadium Drama

nyy2-logo(Bronx, NY) – The magic continues to come in the new stadium.  Once again the Yanks used their final at-bat to win a game, with Cabrera hitting a two-run shot off of Texas reliever C-J. Wilson to win their 17th of the last 22 games.

Wang returned to the rotation and produced his best start of the season. But it was not very good.  Texas tagged him for five runs and seven hits in 4 2-3 innings. Nelson Cruz chased him with a long home run—the first by a right-handed hitter off Wang in 22 starts.

“I thought he pitched better than his numbers indicated,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “I’m not making excuses,” he said. “I was happy with what I saw. I know people are going to say, ‘Oh boy, he gave up five runs.”’

Francisco Cervelli and Ramiro Pena opened with soft singles, and walks to Damon and Nick Swisher forced home a run.

Melky really loves the new stadium!

Melky really loves the new stadium!

Mark Teixeira followed with shot down the third-base line for a three-run double that made it 5-all.    Johnny Damon added a dinger on the day to start the game.

Mariano Rivera worked the ninth for his 12th save in 13 chances. With runners at the corners, he struck out Cruz and retired Murphy on a popup to end it.

See Yanks-Rangers boxscore here.

Notes: There has been a home run in all 26 games at the new Yankee Stadium. Derek Jeter got a day off to rest.  Wang will make his next start as scheduled, Tuesday night against Boston at Fenway Park.


2 Responses

  1. That’s true!!! When will Alex Rodriguez get really hot!! I am concerned about Chien-Ming Wang next start versus the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park however!!!

  2. melky has been unbelievably clutch this yr…keep getting those big knocks melky

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