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38-37 - Rangers survive 7-6 to take series from Yankees

Texas is back over .500 after holding onto a 7-6 lead in the finale from the Bronx

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If we're being honest, the Rangers should have swept the Yankees this weekend.

Up 1-0 with two outs to go in the ninth on Friday night, the Rangers blew it after wasting a sterling Yu Darvish performance

Texas did win Saturday's game outpacing the Yankees 8-1.

On Sunday, Texas went into the bottom of the fifth inning with a 7-0 lead. The Rangers won this series with a 7-6 nailbiter victory.

So why does it feel like they didn't? Well, they were up 7-0 in the fifth inning and then the wheels fell off for Nick Martinez (following the latest example of poor catching from my least favorite Ranger Jonathan Lucroy). The shaky bullpen shook but ultimately did not break and seven runs should get you a win every time and it nearly didn't.

Going on the road to take two of three from New York to move back above .500 is a good and I'm happy about it but do they really have to make everything so difficult?

Player of the Game: Drew Robinson collected his very first MLB hit and it happened to be a home run to centerfield at Yankee Stadium. Can't get much better than that. Following Robinson's solo shot, he also doubled to finish his afternoon going 2-for-4 with two extra base hits.

Up Next: Cole Hamels makes his return to the rotation in the opener from Cleveland against RHP Carlos Carrasco of the Indians. First pitch from Progressive Field is scheduled for 6:10 pm CT.