Game 115: Yankees vs. Rangers

NEW YORK YANKEES (67-47) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (67-46)
RHP David Phelps (2-3, 2.42) vs. RHP Ryan Dempster (1-0, 6.35 w/TEX)
Monday, August 13 • 7:05 p.m. et • Yankee Stadium
Game #115 / Home Game #57 • TV: yes / espn2 • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

RANGERS
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
Michael Young DH
David Murphy LF
Geovany Soto C
Mitch Moreland 1B

Ryan Dempster RHP (1-0, 6.35)

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF

David Phelps RHP (2-3, 2.42)

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will begin a four-game series vs. the Texas Rangers tonight at Yankee Stadium… is the start of a seven-game homestand that also includes a three-game series vs. Boston this weekend… just concluded a seven-game road trip, splitting a four-game series at Detroit and taking two out of three games at Toronto…  are in a stretch of 20 straight days without a scheduled day off from 8/3–22 (6-4 thus far)…  following this homestand, play 16 of their next 22 games on the road from 8/20-9/13.
ð At 67-47 (.588), own the second-best record in the AL behind Texas (67-46, .593), and the fourth-best in the Majors, also trailing Washington (71-44, .617) and Cincinnati (69-46, .600)… are 20 games over .500, three shy of their season high.

LOWE AND BEHOLD: The Yankees today signed RHP Derek Lowe to a Major League contract… released by Cleveland earlier this month, Lowe is scheduled to pitch out of the bullpen for the Yankees… he is one of three pitchers all time with at least career 160 wins and at least 80 career saves (also John Smoltz and Dennis Eckersley)… in a corresponding move, the Yankees optioned RHP Ryota Igarashi to Triple-A Scranton/Wiles-Barre.

TWO-OUT MAGIC: Over their last two games, the Yankees have scored 11 of their 12 runs with two outs… are batting .403 (27-for-67) with 8 doubles, 4HR and 39RBI with runners in scoring position and two outs in August.

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GREAT game all around. Swisher the hitting star. But BIG kudos to David Phelps who sucked it up in the 3rd inning and kept his team in the game, (TAKE NOTES #65) and Derrick Lowe who I believe is going to be a HUGE pickup down the stretch.

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