Eric Chavez has 230 home runs and a whole lot of experience acquired during 13 seasons. That’s quite impressive to see that good of a player warming up the bench. Chavez, filling in for a not a hundred percent Alex Rodriguez, singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees hit three home runs off previously untouchable Alexi Ogando to thrash the Texas Rangers 6-5 on Sunday night. Vegas odds.
Robinson Cano, Russell Martin and Curtis Granderson all managed to hit it to help the Yankees take two of three in an early rematch of last year’s AL championship series. Rafael Soriano pitched scoreless eighth for his first win with the Yankees and Panamanian closer Mariano Rivera got three quick outs for his seventh save in seven opportunities. Rivera has won each of New York’s eight home victories this season. Betting lines.
All three Yankees home runs came thanks to Alexi Ogando, who allowed just four hits over 13 shutout innings in his previous two starts this season. A rehabilitated outfielder, the 27-year-old Ogando outshined out of the bullpen last season and was only shifted to the starting rotation when Tommy Hunter injured during spring training. Sports scores.
Girardi dropped slumping left-fielder Brett Gardner to ninth in the batting order. Gardner had been hitting first against right-handers.
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