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Yankees 9, Rangers 2
Andy Pettitte struck out seven and walked three in seven innings on Wednesday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
The Yankees waited until the seventh inning to collectively erupt at the plate, plating five runs to blow the game wide open. Jorge Posada homered in the second, his second long ball in as many games, to back a solid Andy Pettitte, who benefited from three double plays.
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Series at a glance:
TEX
Texas (70-55)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 9, Texas 2   NYY
NY Yankees (79-47)
Won 1
August 26, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   2 7 1
NY Yankees
0 3 0 1 0 0 5 0 X   9 10 1
Standings thru 8/26/09  |  Recap: TEX | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Rangers stats  |  Yankees stats
Texas AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kinsler, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244
Young, M, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .329
Hamilton, CF 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 .276
Cruz, N, RF 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .265
Rodriguez, I, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .255
Davis, C, 1B 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 .207
Teagarden, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .194
Murphy, Dv, LF 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 .263
Andrus, SS 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .269
Totals 31 2 7 2 4 8 13  

BATTING
2B: Murphy, Dv (15, Pettitte).
HR: Murphy, Dv (12, 7th inning off Pettitte, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Davis, C; Hamilton 3; Young, M; Murphy, Dv 6.
RBI: Murphy, Dv 2 (37).
2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, M.
GIDP: Rodriguez, I 2, Kinsler, Cruz, N.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Jennings (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Davis, C 2).
Pickoffs: Holland, D (Cano at 1st base).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 2 0 1 1 .333
Swisher, RF-LF 4 1 1 1 0 2 0 .245
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 .285
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .267
  Hinske, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257
Matsui, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 .271
Posada, C 3 1 1 3 0 1 0 .277
  Molina, J, C 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Cano, 2B 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .316
Hairston, J, LF-3B 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 .260
Cabrera, Me, CF 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .265
Totals 30 9 10 9 4 6 4  

BATTING
2B: Cano (36, Holland, D), Swisher (26, Jennings).
HR: Posada (17, 2nd inning off Holland, D, 2 on, 0 out), Hairston, J (10, 4th inning off Holland, D, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hairston, J 4; Posada 4; Cano 3; Teixeira; Matsui 2; Rodriguez, Al; Jeter; Swisher 2.
RBI: Posada 3 (63), Hairston, J (34), Jeter 2 (59), Swisher (67), Teixeira 2 (95).
2-out RBI: Hairston, J.
SAC: Cabrera, Me.
GIDP: Rodriguez, Al, Cano.
Team RISP: 5-for-5.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, Al (9, 2nd base off Holland, D/Teagarden).
CS: Cano (6, 2nd base by Holland, D/Teagarden).
PO: Cano (1st base by Holland, D).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez, Al (7, fielding).
DP: 4 (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Teixeira 3, Jeter-Cano-Teixeira).

 
Texas IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Holland, D (L, 7-8) 6.0 7 6 6 3 4 2 4.95
Jennings 1.0 3 3 2 0 1 0 4.13
Mathis 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Pettitte (W, 11-6) 7.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 4.18
Bruney 1.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4.50
Coke 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.59

Holland, D pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Holland, D 98-59, Jennings 23-16, Mathis 20-10, Pettitte 103-61, Bruney 21-13, Coke 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Holland, D 9-1, Jennings 2-0, Mathis 1-0, Pettitte 7-1, Bruney 2-0, Coke 2-0.
Batters faced: Holland, D 26, Jennings 6, Mathis 3, Pettitte 27, Bruney 5, Coke 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jennings 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:47.
Att: 46,461.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009

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