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Yankees drop series opener to Rangers in extras

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (41-35) rallied in the eighth and tied the game, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Texas Rangers (47-28), 4-2, in 10 innings on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. 

After Kyle Higashioka lifted a game-tying sacrifice fly to send the game to extras, Michael King served up a go-ahead two-run homer to Adolis Garcia in the top of the tenth, and the Yankees went down quietly in the bottom of the frame. 

New York had just six hits, four of which came from Anthony Rizzo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. They went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.

Clarke Schmidt did his job, but once again, received barely any run support. The right-hander allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts. 

Clay Holmes gave up an earned run for the first time since May 28 and just the second over his last 21 appearances. 

The Yankees will try to even the series on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. with Luis Severino on the hill.