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:
Davis, C 2; Kinsler 4; Andrus 4; Hamilton 4; Cruz, N 4; Borbon; Young, M 5; Rodriguez, I. 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: 11.
BASERUNNING SB: Borbon
(9, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Rodriguez, I (1, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada). CS: Hamilton
(3, 2nd base by Chamberlain/Posada).