Ian Kinsler follows through on his three-run homer in the fourth. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
By the time the Rangers wrapped up the series with a win, it was hard to remember that they didn't get a hit until the fourth. It was Ian Kinsler who opened the floodgates with a three-run shot -- his first of two homers -- and Chris Davis knocked one of his own to put the finale far out of reach.
BATTING 2B: Murphy, Dv (16, Coke). HR: Kinsler 2 (28, 4th inning off Burnett, AJ, 2 on, 2 out; 8th inning off Robertson, D, 0 on, 2 out), Davis, C (16,
7th inning off Coke, 2 on, 0 out). TB: Kinsler 8; Davis, C 4; Young, M; Teagarden; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Kinsler 4 (73), Davis, C 3 (36). 2-out RBI: Kinsler 4. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler. Team RISP: 3-for-4. Team LOB: 2.
Game Scores: Nippert , Burnett, AJ . Pitches-strikes: Nippert 98-52, Grilli 31-25, Wilson, C 29-19, Francisco, F 21-12, Burnett, AJ 105-63, Coke 12-8, Robertson,
D 30-20, Aceves, A 13-9. Groundouts-flyouts: Nippert 4-1, Grilli 2-2, Wilson, C 2-2, Francisco, F 0-2, Burnett, AJ 3-3, Coke 1-0, Robertson,
D 0-2, Aceves, A 1-1. Batters faced: Nippert 21, Grilli 7, Wilson, C 8, Francisco, F 5, Burnett, AJ 23, Coke 5, Robertson, D 5, Aceves, A
3. Inherited runners-scored: Grilli 2-0. Umpires: HP: Jim Reynolds. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Laz Diaz.
3B: Randy Marsh. Weather: 73 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF. T: 3:14. Att:
47,209. Venue: Yankee Stadium. August 27, 2009 August 27, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner