Yankees, German fall to Rangers 6-4
The Yankees lost to the Rangers by a score of 6-4 on Tuesday night. Domingo Germán got the start for the Yankees, and got roughed up early, giving up a three-run home run in the first inning to Jurickson Profar. Texas added on two more runs in the fourth when a wild pitch on strike three to Ryan Rua allowed Robinson Chirinos to score and Rua to reach first, and Nomar Mazara hit an RBI groundout to score Rua, giving the Rangers a 5-0 lead. Gleyber Torres got the Yankees on the board in the top of the third with a solo home run off of Cole Hamels, his fourth home run in his last four games and seventh on the year. However, the Rangers got the run right back in the fourth when Ronald Guzman took Germán deep to make it 6-1 Texas. Germán would face three more batters, retiring two of them, before being relieved by AJ Cole. He finished with an ugly line of 3 ⅔ innings pitched, four hits, six runs (all earned), three walks, six strikeouts, and two home runs allowed.
In the top of the sixth inning, Aaron Boone was ejected for the first time in his managerial career. After a controversial strike call on Gary Sanchez, Boone voiced his displeasure with the home plate umpire Pat Hoberg and was quickly tossed. He came out of the dugout and got his money’s worth, exchanging words with Hoberg. In the seventh, Miguel Andújar cut the deficit to four with his fifth home run of the year, and the Yankees looked to chip away at the Rangers’ lead. Austin Romine put the Yankees within two with an opposite field, two-run shot off Jake Diekman, but the Yankees were unable to score anymore, and the Rangers held on and won by a score of 6-4.
The Yankees’ loss and Boston’s victory over Tampa Bay puts the Red Sox in first place by a half a game, and the Yankees will look to reclaim their spot atop the AL East tomorrow night for the third and final game of the series. CC Sabathia will get the start for the Yankees, looking to continue his so far very strong 2018 season in which he holds a 2-1 record to compliment a 2.40 ERA. He will go up against Doug Fister, who goes into tomorrow night with a 1-4 record and a 3.43 ERA. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET.