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Tie for first
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Yankees 9, Rangers 2
A.J. Burnett needed 118 pitches to get through his six-inning start. (LM Otero/AP)
A.J. Burnett didn't need much support, but he got plenty. Mark Teixeira hit a two-run shot in the first, and Hideki Matsui smacked a pair of home runs. Burnett held the Rangers scoreless for six innings and won to pull the Yanks into a tie for first place in the AL East.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (27-20)
Won 1
NY Yankees 9, Texas 2   TEX
Texas (27-19)
Lost 1
May 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 1   9 15 0
Texas
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 5 1
Standings thru 5/27/09  |  Recap: NYY | TEX  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Rangers stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 3 1 2 0 3 .297
Damon, LF 5 0 0 0 0 3 6 .302
Teixeira, 1B 5 1 2 2 0 1 4 .275
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 0 4 .258
  Pena, R, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Cano, 2B 5 2 2 1 0 0 4 .320
Matsui, DH 4 2 2 3 1 1 1 .257
  1-Berroa, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .223
Gardner, B, CF 5 1 2 0 0 2 1 .277
Cash, C 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .231
Totals 40 9 15 9 5 8 25  

1-Ran for Matsui in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Cash (2, Holland, D), Jeter (11, Holland, D), Rodriguez, Al (4, Holland, D), Cano (13, Madrigal).
HR: Teixeira (15, 1st inning off Holland, D, 1 on, 1 out), Matsui 2 (7, 6th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Madrigal, 1 on, 0 out), Cano (9, 9th inning off Benson, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cash 3; Cano 6; Teixeira 5; Matsui 8; Jeter 4; Gardner, B 2; Rodriguez, Al 2; Swisher.
RBI: Teixeira 2 (39), Jeter (22), Matsui 3 (18), Cash 2 (3), Cano (28).
2-out RBI: Jeter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Damon; Cano 2; Rodriguez, Al.
GIDP: Cano.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 .282
Young, M, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .335
Hamilton, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .241
Jones, An, DH 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .288
Cruz, N, RF 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 .293
Murphy, Dv, LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .221
Davis, C, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 3 5 .203
Saltalamacchia, C 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .252
Andrus, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .284
Totals 31 2 5 2 5 10 14  

BATTING
2B: Jones, An (8, Burnett, AJ), Saltalamacchia (6, Veras).
HR: Kinsler (13, 7th inning off Veras, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 4; Andrus; Jones, An 2; Saltalamacchia 2; Young, M.
RBI: Kinsler 2 (35).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, An; Davis, C 2.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, M (4, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Cash).
CS: Andrus (1, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Cash).

FIELDING
E: Holland, D (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Cruz, N (Berroa at home).
DP: 2 (Holland, D-Andrus-Davis, C, Cruz, N-Saltalamacchia).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (W, 3-2) 6.0 3 0 0 4 7 0 4.78
Veras 0.1 2 2 2 1 0 1 6.41
Robertson, D 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.84
Wang 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 20.45
 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 1-2) 5.0 10 6 5 2 5 2 5.70
Jennings 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.86
Madrigal 1.1 2 2 2 0 0 1 9.00
Guardado 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.06
Benson 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 1 8.53

Holland, D pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

HBP: Cash (by Benson), Murphy, Dv (by Burnett, AJ).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 118-70, Veras 23-14, Robertson, D 8-6, Wang 26-18, Holland, D 88-55, Jennings 22-11, Madrigal 22-14, Guardado 19-11, Benson 25-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 4-3, Veras 1-0, Robertson, D 0-0, Wang 2-0, Holland, D 3-4, Jennings 0-0, Madrigal 3-0, Guardado 0-1, Benson 0-1.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 25, Veras 4, Robertson, D 2, Wang 6, Holland, D 26, Jennings 4, Madrigal 6, Guardado 4, Benson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Robertson, D 1-0, Jennings 2-2, Madrigal 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Jerry Crawford.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:23.
Att: 38,409.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
May 27, 2009
May 27, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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