Texas Rangers defeat New York Yankees, 10-9

He's been coddled so much, Joba Chamberlain feels curdled.

After just four starts in the month of August, he says his rhythm is off and he doesn't know anymore how to coax a ground ball from a bat when it is required. It's become harder for him to react to game situations, to adjust his radar on eight days' rest than on four.

"It is what it is," Chamberlain said, after a frustrating 10-9 loss Tuesday night to Texas. "We've continued to work out a plan. It's eight days. ...

In a season already highlighted by one comeback victory after another, this would have been the most improbable and the most dramatic.

Down five runs entering the ninth inning, the Yankees erupted for four and nearly wiped out another shaky performance by Joba Chamberlain. But Melky Cabrera lined into an unassisted double play and the Yanks' latest last-gasp effort fell short in a wild 10-9 loss to Texas Tuesday night at the Stadium.

"It's deflating," said pinch-runn...

They are just a game and a half behind Boston in the wild-card race, yet somehow they are viewed as underdogs to reach the postseason as compared to the more battle-tested Red Sox.

But the Texas Rangers have a message for anyone who thinks they are just a cute little story that will see their ending written long before October baseball comes calling: They're not going anywhere.

Just ask Kevin Millwood, who picked up the victory after Texas held on for a 10-9 win at t...