New York Yankees Recap: Missing players Yankees step up to get the win over the Rangers

New York Yankees, DJ LeMahieu
Jun 25, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees entered game two of the four-game series against the Texas Rangers, one game behind in the series. The Yankees Jameson Taillon faced the Rangers Mike Foltynewicz. The New York Yankees won the game 7-4.

In the first inning, DJ LeManieu lined out to the right fielder. Brett Gardner starting in the number two spot tonight got a one-out single. Aaron Judge hit into a double play that has been so prevalent this season, ending the first half. At the bottom against Taillon, Willie Calhoun hit a single to center. Nick Solak went down on strikes. Nate Lowe hit the ball but was out. Nate Lowe stuck out to end the inning to end to the inning.

At the top of the second inning, DJ LeMahieu lined out. Rougned Odor against his old team singled to right. Gary Sanchez struck out. Miguel Andujar flew out to center to end the half. Adolis Garcia led off the bottom of the second by grounding out. David Dahl singled up the center. Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit into a double play by Rougned Odor to end the scoreless inning.

Mike Ford led off the third inning by hitting back to the pitcher. Ryan LaMarre chopped to third for the second out. DJ LeMahieu the half ended scoreless.  The bottom of the third was started by Andy Ibanez, who flew out to center. Johan Heim split the center fielders for a double. Willie Calhoun skied to left. Heim was called safe at second. Solak got an RBI single to give the Rangers the early lead. Nate Lowe, who was robbed of an extra-base hit in the first by Gardner, walked. Gallo, after a prep talk by Yankee pitching coach Harkey, Taillon walked to load the bases with two outs. Garcia singled, driving in two Ranger runs. Garcia stole second without a throw. Dahl, with two on strict out, be the Rangers scored three. Texas Rangers 3 New York Yankees 0.

At the top of the fourth, Gardner struck out. Aaron Judge had a one-out single down the middle. Gio Urshela got an RBI double to score Judge popped out to first. Andujar hit a double to center to drive in Urshela. Andujar, this hit a long single to left driving in Sanchez. Mike Ford hit a bullet single to the right-field wall moving Andujar to third. LaMarre walked to load the bases. DJ LeMahieu faced the new Rangers pitcher Kolby Allard and had a right field double driving in two runs. Brett Gardner popped out to third, but the Yankees picked up five runs in the inning to get the lead in the game. New York Yankees 5 the Rangers 3.

At the bottom of the fourth inning, Kiner-Falafa led off against Taillon and flew out. Ibanez ground out. Heim struck out for the first 1-2-3 inning for Taillon.

The top of the fifth was led off by Aaron Judge, who ground out to third base. Gio Urshela went down on strikes. Rougie Odor ripped one to the right-field wall to double. Sanchez flew out to right to end the half. At the bottom, the top of the lineup led off against Taillon on a short leash and popped out to shallow center. Solak had a solo home run to right. Lowe faced the new Yankee pitcher Wandy Peralta, and he walked. Gallo struck out. Garcia ground out to the force. New York Yankees 5 Rangers 4.

Miguel Andujar led off the sixth with a single to left-center. Mike Ford walked for two on and no outs. LaMarre rode on to right, and Andujar went to third. LeMahieu faced the new pitcher Hunter Wood, and he had a very long sac fly scoring Andujar. Gardner went down looking, but the New York Yankees picked up another run. At the bottom, Dahl popped out. Kiner-Falefa faced Jonathan Loaisgia replacing Peralta. Falefa went down looking. Ibanez popped out to Ford to end the inning. Yankees 6 Rangers 4.

Aaron Judge led off the top of the seventh, and he flew out to the warning track in center. Gio Urshela hit back to the pitcher for the second out. Odor struck out. At the bottom, Johan Heim led off, popping out to short. Calhoun lined out, and Solak ground out to Loaisiga for a 1-2-3 inning. Yankees 6 Rangers 4.

Kyle Higashioka led off the eighth inning with a single to left field. Andujar went down on strikes. Mike Ford singled, moving Higgy to third base. Wade was in to pinch runs for Ford. LaMarre ground out with the Yankees at second and third. LeMahieu ground out to center to end the half. At the bottom, Nate Lowe against Chad Green and flew out to left. Gallo hit out sharpy to Odor for the second out. Garcia flew out to Gardner. New York Yankees 6 Rangers 4.

At the top of the ninth, Brett Gardner walked. Gardner advanced on a wild pitch. Aaron Judge singled to left with Gardner going to third. Urshela, with men on the corners, chopped out, but Gardner scored. Odor against Brett Martin struck out for the second out. Higashioka tapped out to second to end the half, but the Yankees picked up another run. At the bottom with five days rest, Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman took to the mound to face David Dahl with last licks on the line for the Rangers, he struck out. Kiner-Falefa struck out. Ibanez doubled to left. Davis pinch hit for Heim and struck out with a 103 mph fastball to end the game.

The final score was New York Yankees 7 and the Texas Rangers 4. The winner was Wandy Peralta, and the loser was Mike Foltynewicz. The save went to Aroldis Chapman, his 10th of the season.