Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MLB Preview: Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 6/29/2016 - 7:05 PM EST

MLB Preview: Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - Date: 6/29/2016 Time: 07:05 P.M. EST Venue: Yankee Stadium   NEW YORK -- The Texas Rangers waited over seven hours to get their 50th win. Sports Handicapping Monitor. They quickly recorded their 51st victory. How will Texas get its next victory?The Rangers will look to make it three straight wins over the New York Yankees Wednesday night when the teams continue their four-game series at Yankee Stadium. Profitable MLB Baseball Handicappers. Texas began this series by scoring four runs in the ninth inning in a 9-6 victory in a game that began at 7:26 pm EST Monday night and concluded at 2:44 am EST Tuesday morning following a rain delay of three hours, 35 minutes. It was believed to be the latest ending to any game in Rangers history according to the team's game notes." For our guys to stay so engaged through the rain delay that determined to out on the field and have their shot at finishing the game in a competitive matter on the field was in my opinion second to none," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Tuesday afternoon. Adrian Beltre factored into the win with a two-strike, two-run single Monday/Tuesday. On Tuesday it was all Cole Hamels with a little help from Beltre. Hamels pitched seven shutout innings while Beltre hit a two-run home run in the first inning and drove in three runs in a 7-1 victory. Football Handicappers. Those performances gave Texas eight straight road wins, 15 wins in its last 18 road games and 29 wins in the last 37 games overall." I think everyone comes in every day, we're just excited to be here," Hamels said. "We're having fun with each other. We're really pushing each other to I think another level, emotionally and physically. I think for all of us and that's exciting to see because we have an unbelievable balance in this clubhouse and o ut on that field that nothing's going to push us over the top and nothing's going to take us all the way down. So we're always going to be in it. We're always going to believe that we're in and we're just going to keep doing it as long as we can." The Yankees dropped their fifth straight home game to Texas and dropped to 3-4 on their nine-game homestand. New York has lost nine of its last 16 games and Tuesday's loss also was costly as Carlos Beltran injured his right hamstring after getting a single in the first. Beltran has been New York's best hitter and was injured running out of the batter's box. MLB Baseball Handicappers. The Yankees said he had a tight right hamstring, they said the MRI showed cramping and he is day-to-day. Even if he avoids the disabled list for now, Beltran is unlikely to play Wednesday. Alex Rodriguez returned Tuesday after being benched against right -handers Tyler Duffey and Chi Chi Gonzalez. He was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and drove in New York's only run with a sacrifice fly. When Rodriguez was benched the previous two games, Beltran was the designated hitter. Rodriguez could be in the lineup Wednesday or manager Joe Girardi could use Rob Refsnyder as the designated hitter while Aaron Hicks plays right field. Regardless of what the lineup looks like the Yankees know they have to start winning more consistently." Obviously we're not playing the way want to," CC Sabathia said. "But we have to turn it around." Nick Martinez will make his third start of the season for Texas and will be pitching in a familiar area. Martinez was an 18th-round pick by the Rangers in 2011 out of Fordham University in the Bronx. He last pitched Friday and took a no-decision in an 8-7 win over Boston. Before the Rangers won in their last at-bat, he allowed four runs and six hits in six innings while squandering a 6-0 lead. Martinez has faced the Yankees three times and is 1-1 with a 4.00 ERA. He opposed New York May 23 in Yankee Stadium and allowed two runs and five hits over seven innings in a 15-4 rout. Martinez has struggled on the road for the last year, going 0-5 with a 7.82 ERA in his seven outings since June 20, 2015. Masahiro Tanaka will pitch for the Yankees and will be doing on four days' rest. Numbers show he has had difficulties on regular rest as Tanaka is 1-2 with a 4.70 ERA in six starts on regular rest this season. Free Winning Sports Picks. Tanaka last pitched in Friday's 5-3 win over Minnesota when he allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He also tied his season high by striking out seven.