Rangers hang on to defeat Yankees

Young finished 4-for-4 for the Rangers, who dropped the opener of this three-
game series, 4-1, on Friday. Texas won for just the third time in its last 10

Julio Borbon drove in three Texas runs, while Mitch Moreland collected three
hits and scored twice.

“We hit early and swung the bat and we’re able to get things going early,”
said Borbon. “We lost it, but we kept our head in the game and kept fighting
cause we knew we we’re going to put more runs on the board.”

Rangers starter Derek Holland gave up four runs on four hits and walked five
in three-plus innings. Brett Tomko followed Holland and yielded one hit — a
solo home run by Nick Swisher — over 2 1/3 frames. Arthur Rhodes (1-1)
recorded the final two outs in the sixth to earn the win.

Robinson Cano hit a three-run triple for New York, which has lost four of

“We’re not getting a whole lot of hits on this trip,” said New York manager
Joe Girardi. “We had five runs tonight and most nights that’s going to be
enough to win, but tonight it wasn’t.”

Despite the loss, Derek Jeter set a major league record for the most games
played at shortstop for one team on Saturday. Jeter played in his 2,303rd game
at shortstop, passing Baltimore’s Cal Ripken.

Bartolo Colon was tagged for five runs on nine hits in a 4 1/3-inning start
for the Yankees. Boone Logan (1-2) surrendered two runs in one inning of
relief to absorb the loss.

Young homered with two gone in the first inning, then David Murphy went deep
to begin a four-run second by the Rangers.

Moreland hit a one-out single and Chris Davis walked before both runners
scored on a triple by Borbon. Ian Kinsler followed with a sacrifice fly for a
5-0 Texas lead.

The Yankees countered with four runs in their next at-bat. All the damage
occurred after Russell Martin grounded into a double play.

Jeter doubled, Curtis Granderson walked and Mark Teixeira singled home a run.
After Alex Rodriguez walked to load the bases, Cano trimmed the deficit to one
run by sending Holland’s next pitch to the gap in left-center for a triple.

New York tied the game on Swisher’s lead off home run in the sixth, but
the Rangers quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the inning.

With men on the corners, Borbon dropped a squeeze bunt to score Moreland, who
led off with a double and advanced to third on a Davis single, with the go-
ahead run. Young delivered a two-out RBI single later in the frame to put
Texas up 7-5.

Darren Oliver replaced Rhodes and tossed two scoreless innings before a
returning Neftali Feliz pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his sixth save of the
season. Feliz was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Friday. He hadn’t
pitched since April 20 because of right shoulder inflammation.

Game Notes

The Rangers were 3-for-9 with runners in scoring position…Colon entered play
with 17 career wins against Texas, the most against any team…Texas placed
outfielder Nelson Cruz on the 15-day DL Saturday with a strained right
quadriceps muscle and recalled outfielder Craig Gentry from Triple-A Round