Texas Rangers defeat New York Yankees, 7-2

Much of the story line the past week has centered around A.J. Burnett's working relationship with catcher Jorge Posada.

Phil Coke made pitch selection and communication an issue again following Thursday's 7-2 loss to the Rangers at the Stadium. But the lefty reliever certainly wasn't blaming backup catcher Jose Molina for the fat slider that lefty Chris Davis slugged for a three-run homer to right field in the seventh inning to extend what had been a one-run Texas lead....

From the start, it looked to be another promising day at the Stadium for the Yankees.

Just three batters into the home half of the first, the Bombers owned a one-run lead. Eventually the bases would become full of Yankees, thanks in no small part to the wildness of Texas starter Dustin Nippert, who walked three in the inning.

The trademark big inning was at hand. Just how big an inning seemed to be the only question.

But when Robinson Cano's two-out liner to left ...

The day started with thoughts of perfection for A.J. Burnett, but things were far from perfect for the Yankees by the time they walked off the field.

A 7-2 loss to the Rangers at the Stadium handed the Bombers their first home series loss in more than two months, snapping their streak of seven consecutive series wins in the Bronx and six consecutive overall.

A.J. Burnett seemed to have recovered from Saturday's Fenway Park disaster with six innings of three-run ball,...