The New York Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers by a final score of 12-4. Even without Derek Jeter or Russell Martin, the offense scored runs early and often, handing Alexi Ogando his first loss of the season while CC Sabathia cruised to his eighth. With the win, the Yankees move to 37-28 on the season.

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Certainly not the outcome we expected with these two aces on the mound:

Ogando 1.2 6 6 6 1 1
Sabathia 7 8 4 4 6 0


When I first saw the pitching match-up for tonight’s game, I jumped at the opportunity to cover it. CC Sabathia is the obvious Yankee ace, and Alexi Ogando is an electric fireballer whose motion makes his delivery almost impossible to read. I say almost because tonight, well, the Yankees just shelled him. Before he could finish his 43-pitch second inning he was pulled by manager Ron Washington. Highlights from the inning include a two-run single by Curtis Granderson and a two-run double by Mark Teixeira.

The offensive fireworks would continue throughout the game for the Yankees as the Rangers could only muster up meaningless runs against CC Sabathia, who got his eighth win of the season. Bombs in the game were hit by Curtis Granderson (see below), Robinson Cano, and Nick Swisher, who has been absolutely killing lefties. He is batting .163 better against them then against right-handed pitchers.

Key Stats

3,000 Watch: Derek Jeter’s march to 3000 will be put on hold for at least 15 days as he was placed on the DL with a bum right calf. He is stuck at 2,994.

There was a 41 minute rain delay which caused me to lose 41 minutes of sleep. Yawn.

21: Both Jose Bautista and Curtis Granderson have 21 home runs this year. Hopefully we have a great home run race to carry us throughout the summer.

What’s Next?

The Yankees take on the Rangers again tomorrow night. Let’s hope the firepower can continue.

7:05, ESPN. Derek Holland (5-1, 4.41 ERA) vs. Ivan Nova (5-4, 4.30 ERA)