August 11, 2010

Rivera allows walk-off to Murphy in 10th

Rangers outfielder David Murphy drove in three runs, including a walk-off single off Mariano Rivera in the 10th inning to lead the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Yankees.

Best of All: Alex Rodriguez came up with a huge game-tying homer in the eighth, the 601st of his career.

A.J. Burnett tossed a seven-inning quality start and David Robertson threw 1-2/3 innings of shutout ball in relief.

Worst of All: Murphy was the Rangers’ player to watch noted in my series preview. In fact, in the past three series previews, the opposing team’s player to watch has homered at least once in the series. I no longer will be posting a player to watch for the opposing team.

Rivera’s ERA rose about 1.00 for the first time since July 18.

Derek Jeter, Lance Berkman and Brett Gardner combined to go 0-for-12. Yikes.

Coming Up: The Yankees will be challenged by a lefty again Wednesday, as Cliff Lee takes on Javier Vazquez.

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