By Larry GLicken

Ryan Dempster didn’t want to have an outing like the one the New York Yankees handed him last night. Dempster gave up 9 hits and 8 runs as both the Yankees and the Texas Rangers were trying to get their 68th win. The Yankees would take this game 8-2 and the Rangers will have to look for their 68th win tonight to tie the Yankees at 68-47 on the season. Dempster pitched for 6 innings, he walked 2 and stuck out 4, Dempster gave up 2 home runs.

The Rangers were outplayed offensively against the Yankees, the Rangers only had 2 runs out of the 6 hits they got off of Yankees starter David Phelps. Amazingly the Yankees used newly acquired Derek Lowe in relief for 4 innings of work. Lowe who was getting hammered when he was in Cleveland only gave up 2 hits and no runs, he also struck out 4. What a difference a team makes. Each time Derek Lowe switches teams he looks like a new man.

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