Things came unraveled for the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night when the Yankees scored seven runs in the sixth inning and ultimately hanging on late to survive a furious Texas rally and pull even for the series at one game apiece heading into Wednesday's rubber match.
It was a strange inning involving an overturned out call (a correct one) and most notably a botched play in right-center field when Alex Rios and Leonys Martin collided and Rios dropped the ball on what would've been the inning's third out and allowed another run to score.
Martin claimed after the game he didn't hear Rios call for the ball, and yes, the center fielder (Martin) is supposed to have the right of way on all outfield balls he thinks he can get to. Rios has had his fair share of botched plays this season, including a couple of time when he's just dropped routine fly balls.
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For Martin, the problem has been a documented one in that his teammates claim they can't hear his voice because it has a high pitch. This time, it was apparently Rios that couldn't be heard, but the result was the same.