Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Recap: Rangers 10, Yankees 1

There are nights when everything goes well, and then there are nights when nothing goes well.

Tuesday's Yankees game fit neatly into the latter category.

Luis Severino got hammered for six earned runs in three innings, and the Yankees fell 10-1 to the Rangers without much of a fight.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a Prince Fielder RBI single, but it was in the third when the home team really pulled away.

After Severino logged the first two outs with ease, Texas put two on with back-to-back hits -- prompting Severino to load the bases with an intentional walk of Fielder. The strategy failed, however; the next man up, Ian Desmond, drew a walk of his own, and from there the floodgates were opened.

Mitch Moreland ripped a two-run single to center, Severino let another run cross on a wild pitch, and Elvis Andrus plated one more with line-drive to left.

Before you knew it, the Yankees were down 6-0 and Severino was on his way to a third straight loss.

In relief of the youngster, Ivan Nova was solid, working four innings and allowing three earned runs. His outing saved the rest of the bullpen -- with the exception of Chasen Shreve -- from similar mop-up duty, keeping the club's late-inning duo of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller available for Wednesday's finale.

But that's about the only positive the Yankees can salvage from this blowout.

The Yanks' bats managed just four hits in eight innings against right-hander A.J. Griffin, who walked one and struck out five. Their lone run came in the seventh, when Mark Teixeira cracked a single with runners on the corners.

Needless to say, the Yankees will be hoping for a better result in the rubber game.

WHAT IT MEANS: The Yankees suffered their worst defeat of the season, dropping their record to 8-11. They are 0-4 this year with Severino on the mound.

NEXT UP: The Yankees and Rangers wrap up this series on Wednesday. CC Sabathia (1-1, 5.28 ERA) and Martin Perez (0-2, 4.50 ERA) are slated to be your starters, with first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET.

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