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DeShields hope to end slump as Rangers host Yankees

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New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

  1. The Yankees are 30-13 on the year, the 16th time in franchise history they have had at least 30 wins through 43 games of a season. They went on to win the World Series in 10 of the previous 15 instances, lost in the World Series three times, and did not play in the postseason in 1933 and the 1994 strike season.
  2. New York has won each of its last eight series in which it has played at least two games, the longest such streak for the club since winning nine in a row in 1998, a season which ended with the Yankees winning the World Series.
  3. The Rangers dropped three of four to the White Sox over the weekend, including suffering their first shutout of the year yesterday in a 3-0 loss. This month, Texas ranks last in the American League in batting average (.215), on-base percentage (.281) and slugging percentage (.375).
  4. Tyler Austin homered twice in New York's win yesterday, his second career multi-home run game (also March 31, 2018 at Toronto). Austin has hit a home run in one of every 12.75 plate appearances this season (8/102), the third-lowest rate in MLB among players with at least 100 plate appearances, and the lowest in the American League.
  5. With 242 career wins, Bartolo Colon can tie Juan Marichal for the most all-time wins by a Dominican-born pitcher. Colon is three behind Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez for the most ever by a Latin American-born pitcher.
  6. In four career starts against the Rangers, Masahiro Tanaka is 0-2 with a 6.38 ERA (17/24.0), including going 0-2 while posting a 9.90 ERA (11/10.0) in two career starts in Arlington.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 5/21/2018 thru 5/23/2018

Outfielder Delino DeShields was not in the starting lineup Tuesday when the Texas Rangers evened their series with the New York Yankees.

The day off was used as an attempt to break out of a hitting slump but he will be in the lineup Wednesday in the rubber game of the three-game series at Globe Life Park in Arlington Texas.

The Yankees will send left-hander CC Sabathia (2-1, 2.40 ERA) to oppose Texas right-hander Doug Fister (1-4, 3.43).

DeShields, stuck in a 2-for-33 swoon, was given his first day off since returning from the disabled list on April 22.

He had the broken hamate bone removed from his left hand in the first week of the season and said before Texas won for the fifth time in its last 13 games that he has been trying to do too much at the plate with his hand feeling better.

"I've got to get back to being simpler at the plate, and I'll be good," DeShields told the Dallas Morning News. "I was trying to swing harder rather than squaring the ball up. It was causing my front side to open up and miss pitches I should hit and chase pitches I normally wouldn't chase. I'm glad I figured it out, after 11 or 12 days."

New York rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres continues to impress with his power after he ripped the seventh home run on his Major League career on Tuesday in New York's fifth loss in the last 27 games.

Torres slugged the first pitch he saw from Rangers ace left-hander Cole Hamels into the left-field bleachers for a home run in the third inning, recording his fourth homer in as many games.

On Monday, the 21-year-old Torres joined Mickey Mantle as the youngest Yankees to enjoy a multi-homer game. Torres is also the youngest player in franchise history to hit seven homers in his first 26 games.

"I just try to look for my pitch," Torres said. "If the pitcher doesn't throw me my pitch, I try to stay focused, waiting for my pitch. Our lineup is awesome. Everybody does their job, everybody helps the team. I just try to help my team, too, try to put in something, hit or defense. I try to help and try to win."

Sabathia will make his ninth start of the season and pitch on regular four days' rest. He recorded his first loss of the season in his most recent start at Kansas City, snapping a streak of 15 consecutive unbeaten regular season starts that began on Aug. 19, 2017. Over that stretch, Sabathia went 7-0 with a 2.61 ERA.

Sabathia is 11-6 with a 5.12 ERA in 22 career starts against the Rangers. He last faced Texas on June 28, 2016 at Yankee Stadium, allowing six earned runs in seven innings.

Fister will also make his ninth start of the season and will be working on extended five-days' rest after a no-decision in a 4-2 loss on Thursday in Chicago. He has gone 3-4 with a 5.56 ERA over seven career starts against. the Yankees, including 1-1, 3.72 in a pair of starts last season while pitching for the Boston Red Sox.

Updated May 23, 2018

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