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19-26 - Corey Kluber career Rangers IP: 1, Corey Kluber hits allowed tonight: 0

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All you can really do is laugh

MLB: New York Yankees at Texas Rangers Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers scored zero runs and had zero hits and the New York Yankees scored two runs.

Of course that happened. It couldn’t have gone any other way for the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers got a real nice and personal and disgusting and mean look at what they missed last season when Corey Kluber was acquired and promptly missed the entire season with an injury after one inning in a powder blue uniform.

Tonight, Kluber no-hit his brief 2020 teammates because of course he did.

Player of the Game: Hyeon-Jong Yang allowed just two Yankees runs in a big league career-high 5 13 innings that featured three of the Rangers’ five double plays turned against New York.

Though he only struck out two and walked four, Yang allowed just three hits and kept New York off the board until he ran out of steam in the fateful sixth inning where the Yankees scored the only runs of the game.

Were irony and Corey Kluber not busy no-hitting the Rangers tonight, Yang surely would have deserved his first win in the majors. Maybe next time he won’t be going up against fate in addition to a baseball team.

Up Next: The Rangers will close things out with the Yankees in tomorrow’s finale looking to secure a series tie but perhaps settling for a hit with RHP Dane Dunning set to make the start for Texas against RHP Domingo German for New York. Thursday’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 1:05 pm CT.