The Texas Rangers (52-68) lost three of four against the New York Yankees (74-43) at Yankee Stadium.
First baseman Jurickson Profar started the Rangers’ offense with a solo home run, his 13th, in the fourth inning before designated hitter Shin-Soo Choo hit a two-run double, his 23rd, in the fifth of the series opener. Texas lost 7-3.
Rookie Ariel Jurado allowed six runs, three walks and struck out one in five innings before lefty Matt Moore struck out three in three innings of one-run ball.
Third baseman Adrian Beltre hit a two-run home run, his seventh, before first baseman Ronald Guzman hit a solo home run, his 10th, in the fourth of game two. In the fifth, shortstop Elvis Andrus hit a two-run double, his 12th. Then, Guzman hit another solo home run, his 11th, before second baseman Rougned Odor hit a two-run single before Andrus hit a RBI single in the sixth. Finally, Guzman hit his third solo home run of the game, his 12th home run, in the seventh before Beltre hit a two-run double, his 14th, in the eighth. Texas won 12-7.
Lefty Mike Minor allowed four runs, a walk and struck out two in 5 2/3 innings of work to earn his ninth win before the bullpen allowed three runs, two walks and struck out three in 3 1/3 innings.
Andrus hit a RBI single in the third of game three. Then, Beltre earned a RBI walk before a run scored on a balk. Texas lost 5-3.
Starter Drew Hutchison allowed three runs, four walks and struck out two before the bullpen allowed two runs and struck out one in 2 2/3 innings.
Catcher Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a RBI groundout and center fielder Delino DeShields hit a RBI single in the seventh of the series finale. Texas lost 7-2.
Lefty Martin Pérez allowed seven runs and struck out two in five innings before the bullpen pitched three scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Texas will host the Arizona Diamondbacks (65-54) for a two-game series at Globe Life Park.
These games can be heard on:
Monday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM or 107.9 Tulsa at 7 p.m.
Tuesday- Franchise 2, 1560 AM or 107.9 Tulsa at 7 p.m.