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10-10 - Brett Nicholas hits first big league home run, Rangers lose

The Rangers lost their fourth straight and were almost no hit but Brett Nicholas!!

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Hey, at least they didn't waste a Cole Hamels start with that performance from the bats.

Nomar Mazara is the youngest player in baseball and once again, he seemed like the only Ranger who knew what they were doing at the plate against Yankees' starter Nathan Eovaldi. Tonight, Mazara reached on a walk and a single that broke up Eovaldi's no-hitter in the 7th.

Other than a Prince Fielder double that followed later that inning, the Rangers had a big fat nothing for Eovaldi in this one.

On the positive side, Brett Nicholas hit his first career home run and he improbably did it off Yankees super reliever Dellin Betances and Tom Wilhelmsen threw an inning at The Ballpark without allowing 17 runs for the first time in his career.

Player of the Game: Cesar Ramos made the spot start for the addled Hamels and acquitted himself well enough as he gave the Rangers six innings while allowing three runs. In your average game at The Ballpark, that might have been good enough to pick up a win. For now, the only win is the fact that the bullpen was saved a few innings.

Up Next: Game two of this series against the Yankees sees A.J. Griffin take the mound for Texas against RHP Luis Severino of New York. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.