NEW YORK Shin-Shoo Choo homered and drove in four runs Saturday, and Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs as the Texas Rangers cruised past the New York Yankees for a 15-4 win.
The Rangers scored 10 times in the third inning, with Choo collecting an RBI single and a three-run homer in the rally, after scoring seven times in the third Friday.
Every Rangers starter had a hit, and eight of them scored a run.
Nick Martinez (4-0) was the beneficiary of all the offense. He allowed two runs in seven innings, moving him into a tie with Rich Hand (1972) for the club record with 15 consecutive starts with three earned runs or fewer.
Pitching: Nick Martinez walked two batters in the first inning, struggling with his fastball command, but didn’t allow a hit until Alex Rodriguez started the fourth with an infield hit. … Martinez allowed two runs, both on solo homers, and five hits to improve his record to 4-0. … Mop-up duty fell to Alex Claudio and Anthony Bass, who hadn’t pitched since May 15 and allowed two runs in the ninth.
Hitting: Shin-Soo Choo had the big hit, a three-run homer in the Rangers’ 10-run third inning. He drove in the first run in the rally with an RBI single. … Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs, including two on a homer in the third. He has a team-high eight distance blows this season. … Every Rangers starter had a hit, and eight of them scored a run. Elvis Andrus collected three RBIs, including two in the third.
Notable: The 10-run third was the Rangers’ first inning with 10 runs since scoring 11 times in the third inning Aug. 19, 2013, against Houston. … Martinez has 15 consecutive starts with three earned runs or fewer, tying the club record Rich Hand sent in 1972.
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