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New York Yankees Series Preview: Bombers Kick-Off Nine Game Road Trip In Arlington

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The New York Yankees are looking to put their horrendous homestand behind them as they travel to Arlington to take on the Texas Rangers. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

The New York Yankees are coming off a dreadful homestand in which they went 3-6, were outscored 41 to 24, averaged a mere 2.6 runs per game, and now find themselves in the cellar of the American League East.

Their opponent is in a similar boat as the Rangers were outscored 13-4 during the three-game sweep by the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. Their offense that batted .198 looks just as, if not more anemic than New York’s.

Despite their weekend struggles, the Rangers own a four-game winning streak at Globe Life Park. During that stretch, Texas’ hitters are batting .346 while outscoring opponents 24-14.

That’s not the greatest news for a Yankee rotation that finds itself ranked third to last with a 5.14 ERA. Batters also bat .290 (second-worst in AL) and have clubbed 16 home runs (tied for worst in AL) off Yankee pitching.

Michael Pineda was the latest to disappoint after he surrendered seven earned runs including three home runs to the Tampa Bay Rays in Sunday’s 8-1 loss.

The series in the lone star state is expected to be filled with offensive production as both rotations are struggling to put away hitters. Here’s your full preview of the series between the Rangers and Yankees.