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Rangers Vs. Yankees Score Update: Texas Down Big After 7 Innings

The Texas Rangers opened a four-game road set against the New York Yankees on Monday night. After seven innings, they trail by a score of 8-2.

The Rangers took an early 2-0 lead, thanks to an RBI single from Nelson Cruz in the first inning and a solo home run from David Murphy in the second. Since then, though, it's been all Yankees.

New York scored five runs in the third inning, with Nick Swisher hitting a grand slam and a sac fly from Curtis Granderson. A solo home run from Eric Chavez extended the lead to 6-2 in the sixth.

After an RBI double from Derek Jeter and an RBI single from Swisher in the seventh, it is 8-2.

Yankees starter David Phelps pitched five innings, giving up six hits and two runs and struck out three. He was relieved by new Yankee Derek Lowe, who has given up just one hit and struck out two in two innings.

Rangers starter Ryan Dempster pitched six innings, giving up nine hits and eight runs and striking out four. He was replaced by Michael Kirkman.

For more on the Rangers, head over to Lone Star Ball.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.