Reliever Phil Coke reacts after serving up a three-run homer Thursday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
A.J. Burnett struck out 12, but made one mistake that Ian Kinsler drove deep. Still, with key RBI singles by Mark Teixeira, the Yanks were in striking distance. But with Phil Coke on in relief, the Rangers put two on and delivered the big blow on Chris Davis' three-run dinger in the seventh.
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