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11-run innings and position players pitching: The Yankees-Rangers game got all kinds of weird

Yankees and Rangers play one of 2015's weirdest games

Oh, Yankees-Rangers game, just how weird were you? Let us count the ways. Below is a certainly-not-comprehensive list of bizarre things that went down at Globe Life Park on Tuesday night:

- Thanks to five walks, the Rangers tagged New York starter Chris Capuano for five runs on just three hits in the first inning. A pretty good start for the home team!

- That is, uh, until the Yankees responded by scoring all of the runs:

Yankees runs

For those keeping score at home -- and if you are, make yourself comfortable, because we're going to be here for a while -- the above were just some of the 11 (!) runs the Bombers pushed across in the top of the second, sending 15 batters (!!) to the plate. 

- That was promptly followed by a grand slam in the following inning to make it 15-5:

Young grand slam

- There were not one, but two instances of catcher's interference, coming when Jacoby Ellsbury clipped two different Texas catchers.

- After that hot start in which they scored five runs while recording just two outs, the Rangers were no-hit by a succession of Yankees relievers (mostly long-man Diego Moreno) the rest of the way.  

- This was a real thing:

Yes, closing out a game while throwing three innings or more is in fact a save situation

- Oh, and did we mention there was a position player pitching? Perhaps you remember Rangers infielder/friend of Cut4 Adam Rosales, who last month took the hill in Toronto with decidedly mixed results. Well, he was back in action Tuesday, pitching the top of the ninth for Texas to, well, decidedly mixed results. First the bad, courtesy of Brett Gardner:

Gardner homer

But Rosales would not be deterred, showcasing a legitimately low-90s fastball with all manner of slow curves/slurves/as-yet-unidentified offspeed pitches to ring up a strikeout. Seriously:

Rosales strikeout

What can we say, it was just that kind of night. There was a full moon out, after all. As always, the Internet said it best:

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