August 27, 2009

Burnett’s 12 Ks fall short to Rangers

A.J. Burnett carried a no-hitter after the second out of the fourth inning, but Ian Kinsler smashed a three-run homer and the Rangers (71-55) went on to beat the Yankees (79-48) 7-2.

Quick ‘Cap:
After Mark Teixeira’s first-inning RBI-single, Kinsler’s homer and Chris Davis’ three-run homer in the seventh off Phil Coke destroyed the Yankees’ chances of another series victory. Teixeira drove in Derek Jeter for the second and last run for the Yanks in the fourth.

Burnett struck out a season-high 12 batters, but only lasted six innings. He has not won since July 27, and has lost his last three starts. Full box score here.

The Yankees forced out Rangers starter Dustin Nippert quickly, but the bullpen was nearly unhittable. They allowed just two hits and one walk over 5-1/3 innings.

Line of the Day:
Kinsler: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI, K.

Up Next:
The Yankees host the White Sox for a weekend set starting tomorrow. Series preview will be posted before game time.

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