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Box > NY Yankees 7, Texas 6
Bombers blast Rogers, Rangers
Ex-Yankee Kenny Rogers had allowed four home runs all year before Friday. The Yankees touched him for five dingers over four innings as the Rangers fell in the series opener. Alfonso Soriano homered in his return to Yankee Stadium.
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Former Ranger Kevin Brown earned the win for the Yankees on Friday night. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
Six homers, including two by Gary Sheffield, helped the Bronx Bombers past the Rangers on Friday. Derek Jeter left early with an injury.
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Texas (29-23)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 7, Texas 6  
NY Yankees (34-19)
Won 4
June 4, 2004
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Texas
0 0 4 0 0 2 0 0 0   6 9 1
New York
0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 X   7 9 0
Standings through 6/4/04  |  Gameday  |  Rangers Stats  |  Yankees Stats
TexasABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Young, M, SS5010001.335
Blalock, 3B3110101.286
Soriano, 2B4123001.281
Fullmer, DH3100103.204
Teixeira, 1B4111011.230
Nix, CF4110010.314
Young, E, LF4021010.311
Matthews, RF3000032.182
a-Perry, PH1000000.261
Barajas, C4110000.300
Totals35695269 

a-Grounded out for Matthews in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nix (10, Brown).
HR: Soriano (7, 3rd inning off Brown, 2 on, 1 out), Teixeira (6, 3rd inning off Brown, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Young, M; Blalock; Soriano 5; Teixeira 4; Nix 2; Young, E 2; Barajas.
RBI: Soriano 3 (32), Teixeira (15), Young, E (6).
2-out RBI: Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Fullmer 2, Matthews.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Young, E (6, 2nd base off Brown/Posada).
CS: Young, E (6, 2nd base by Brown/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Blalock (4, fielding).
DP: (Young, M-Teixeira).

 
N.Y. YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS2110010.233
a-Cairo, PH-2B3000012.262
Williams, CF5112010.233
Rodriguez, 3B3111100.301
Sheffield, DH3232100.300
Posada, C4000013.287
Matsui, LF4121000.316
Sierra, R, RF2000200.304
Crosby, RF0000000.240
Clark, 1B3000114.227
Wilson, 2B-SS4111012.228
Totals337975611 

a-Struck out for Jeter in the 4th.

BATTING
HR: Williams (6, 3rd inning off Rogers, 1 on, 0 out), Wilson (5, 4th inning off Rogers, 0 on, 0 out), Rodriguez (13, 4th inning off Rogers, 0 on, 2 out), Sheffield 2 (8, 4th inning off Rogers, 0 on, 2 out; 6th inning off Powell, 0 on, 2 out), Matsui (10, 5th inning off Rogers, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter; Williams 4; Rodriguez 4; Sheffield 9; Matsui 5; Wilson 4.
RBI: Williams 2 (17), Wilson (23), Rodriguez (31), Sheffield 2 (35), Matsui (35).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Sheffield 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Posada, Wilson, Clark 2.
GIDP: Cairo.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
PB: Posada (4).
DP: (Posada-Wilson).

 
TexasIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Rogers 4.08664353.64
Powell (L, 1-1)2.01111213.38
Ramirez 2.00000103.26
 
N.Y. YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brown (W, 7-1)6.07652423.89
Quantrill (H, 7)2.02000203.93
Rivera (S, 22)1.00000001.14

Rogers pitched to 1 batter in the 5th.

Pitches-strikes: Rogers 98-57, Powell 35-21, Ramirez 16-14, Brown 97-59, Quantrill 39-25, Rivera 15-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Rogers 2-7, Powell 2-2, Ramirez 3-2, Brown 7-6, Quantrill 2-2, Rivera 1-2.
Batters faced: Rogers 24, Powell 8, Ramirez 6, Brown 26, Quantrill 8, Rivera 3.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Tim Welke. 3B: Jim Reynolds.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 49,372.

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