A year ago today, the Rangers were 56-49, a scant 1.5 games out of the playoff race, and the Yankees were a game behind them at 55-50. Flash forward to today, and the Yankees are in a similar position – a game out of the Wild Card race, standing at 54-50. The Rangers, on the other hand, have the worst record in baseball at 41-64 (as well as the worst run differential in the game, at a staggering -119).
Forgive the cliche … but sometimes you really can’t predict baseball.
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|New York Yankees||Texas Rangers|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Shin-Soo Choo, RF|
|Derek Jeter, SS||Elvis Andrus, SS|
|Brian McCann, 1B||Alex Rios, DH|
|Carlos Beltran, DH||Adrian Beltre, 3B|
|Chase Headley, 3B||Jim Adduci, LF|
|Francisco Cervelli, C||J.P. Arencibia, 1B|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||Leonys Martin, CF|
|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||Chris Gimenez, C|
|Zoilo Almonte, LF||Rougned Odor, 2B|
|David Phelps, SP||Yu Darvish, SP|