Rangers Lose on Historic Night from Arencibia - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Red Fever
Complete coverage of the Texas Rangers

Rangers Lose on Historic Night from Arencibia



    Entering Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees, failed offseason acquisition J.P. Arencibia, fresh off a long stint in Round Rock, was responsible for nearly a third of the Texas Rangers' RBIs since the all-star break.

    Now, he's responsible for more than that.

    The catcher-turned-first baseman had the best game of his career on Tuesday night, and one of the best offensive performances in Rangers history, in the Rangers' 12-11 loss to the Yankees.

    Arencibia went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two homers and seven RBIs, thanks in large part to a grand slam and now has five homers and 16 RBIs in his last 11 starts — all since the all-star break.

    Yet, on Tuesday, his outstanding performance wasn't enough.

    “Not enough,” he told reporters. “It was a good game, but I want to help the team win, and unfortunately we were one run short tonight.”

    Arencibia's offense has been a shock to everyone, as it's obvious he got something figured out while spending nearly three months in Triple-A. It's not expected to continue, but it sure has been fun.