Joba Chamberlain went just four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and three walks. (AP)
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
Joba Chamberlain was clearly rusty working on eight-days' rest, allowing seven earned runs, a career high. But while the Yankees' offense had no problem getting into a groove -- Robinson Cano's solo shot gave the Bombers six players with 20 or more homers in 2009 -- the Rangers were more prolific in the series opener.
BATTING 2B: Andrus (11, Chamberlain), Kinsler 2 (24, Gaudin, Gaudin). HR: Cruz, N (27, 5th inning
off Gaudin, 0 on, 1 out), Young, M (22, 7th inning off Gaudin, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Borbon; Young, M 5; Hamilton 4;
Kinsler 4; Cruz, N 4; Rodriguez, I; Davis, C 2; Andrus 4. RBI: Andrus 3 (26), Borbon (8), Young, M 3 (66), Hamilton
2 (43), Cruz, N (60). 2-out RBI: Andrus 3; Borbon; Young, M 3; Hamilton 2. Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Borbon 2; Rodriguez, I 2; Davis, C. GIDP: Byrd. Team RISP: 6-for-14. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING SB: Rodriguez, I (1, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Borbon (9, 2nd base off
Chamberlain/Posada). CS: Hamilton (3, 2nd base by Chamberlain/Posada).
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