The New York Yankees (15-12) fell behind early and could not generate enough offense as they fell to the Texas Rangers (15-11), 5-2, on Friday night at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
Clarke Schmidt’s struggles continued as he delivered another subpar outing, allowing five runs on 10 hits over five innings.
Rangers right-hander Jacob deGrom left the game in the fourth inning with an apparent injury, but the Yankees were unable to do much damage against the bullpen.
Kyle Higashioka drove in a run with a single, and Willie Calhoun plated a run with a sacrifice fly.
The Yankees will try to bounce back on Saturday in the third game of this four-game series. Jhony Brito will take the mound, looking to build off his last start. The first pitch is slated for 7:05 p.m.
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