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Griffin Hopes to Stop Bleeding



    Griffin Hopes to Stop Bleeding
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    ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 8: Pitcher A.J. Griffin #64 of the Texas Rangers reacts after getting the last out of the sixth inning against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the baseball game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 8, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Usually when teams are in an extended losing streak they look to their ace to be the "stopper" and get things back on track.

    With the Rangers in the midst of a season-long four-game losing streak and the New York Yankees in town, the Rangers will hope their temporary No. 5 starter can come through and stop the bleeding on Tuesday night.

    Griffin has been solid early in his Rangers tenure, as the former A's starter who missed two years after Tommy John surgery has gotten off to a 2-0 start with a 3.18 ERA in his three starts with the club.

    He has struck out 12 and walked eight in his 17 innings of work, and he'll look to continue his run of decent success against a Yankees lineup that is in some massive struggles at the moment.