Rivera Blows It; Rangers Beat Yankees 7-6

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -Mariano Rivera blew it, ending the New York Yankees’ perfect record when leading after eight innings. Pitching the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Rivera allowed a tying double to Ian Kinsler, then hit Jeff Francoeur on the left shoulder with the bases loaded, giving the Texas Rangers a 7-6 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night in yet another long game. A night after Texas won the series opener in 13 innings, lasting5 hours, 12 minutes, this one took 4:16 plus a 59-minute rain delay in the bottom of the fifth inning. The teams also went from using 19 pitchers on Friday night to using 14. The Yankees were 76-0 when leading after eight before Rivera’s third blown save opportunity of the year.

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One Comment

  1. dabooch says:

    Regular ending to a failing club. Yanks in big trouble. Jeter is horrible, Girardi is packing for Chicago. Andy is heading for home. AJ should be traded to Mets for Oliver Perez, that is how bad he is.

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