Chapman, Yankees weather heavy rain, hold off Rangers 5-3

NEW YORK (AP) Somehow, Aroldis Chapman was able to prevent this game from slipping away.

Rain pouring off his hat, the New York Yankees closer struck out Jurickson Profar with the bases loaded in a steady storm to end it, preserving a 5-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.

''You concentrate on the catcher, you try to keep your hand as dry as possible, you try to keep the ball as dry as possible and you want to make sure you land firmly,'' Chapman said through a translator. ''At the end of day, look at the catcher and hit the target.''

Rookie Miguel Andujar hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Yankees newcomer Lance Lynn turned in another strong start. New York has won five of six.

Chapman took over to begin the ninth and the Rangers tried to rally with a walk and a single. With home plate beginning to turn into a puddle, Chapman hit Adrian Beltre with a pitch to load the bases with two outs. The hard-throwing lefty has struggled with his command of late, allowing three runs with five walks over his previous two appearances.

''Almost every single ball I was throwing back to him was soaked,'' catcher Kyle Higashioka said. ''I can't imagine him throwing strikes at 100 mph. It was pretty incredible.''

After falling behind Profar in the count 3-1, Chapman then came back to get him to swing through a 98 mph fastball to secure his 30th save in 32 chances.

''It's not always going to be easy,'' New York manager Aaron Boone said. ''We did a lot of good things today and found a way to win a game when it was hard. A good win considering the conditions.''

On June 27, 2016, in fact, Chapman was called on to protect a one-run lead against Texas amid steady showers. On a slippery mound, he walked the leadoff hitter and soon there was a delay of more than 3 1/2 hours in a game New York ultimately lost.

Profar also struck out with runners on second and third to end the seventh. Texas had tied it at 3 earlier that inning after recently acquired reliever Zach Britton was again shaky.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 29th home run, connecting for the fourth time in five games for the Yankees.

Stanton singled off Chris Martin (1-3) in the seventh and Andujar hit his 17th home run. Andujar leads all rookies with 56 RBIs.

Martin, who hadn't allowed a homer over his last 19 appearances, stood off the mound with his hands on his knees watching the ball sail over the wall.

''I've got to know the situation better,'' Martin said. ''It's a tie game, runner on first. He's looking for a fastball in the zone and I laid it up there for him, put it on a tee and he did his job.''

Greg Bird, who began the day in a 4-for-40 slump, had two doubles for the Yankees.

A day after becoming the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, Ronald Guzman went 0 for 2 with two walks. Shin-Soo Choo had three hits and scored twice for Texas.

Acquired from Minnesota on July 30 for infielder Tyler Austin, Lynn was solid in his second start for New York. He began his Yankees career with 14 scoreless innings before Elvis Andrus' RBI single in the third. Allie Reynolds and Slow Joe Doyle share the team record with 18 1-3 scoreless innings to begin their Yankees careers.

Lynn allowed one run in five innings and struck out eight.

Britton, dealt from Baltimore to the Yankees shortly before the trade deadline, walked home a run in the seventh and was pulled. Dellin Betances (3-3) balked home the tying run.

Britton has allowed five runs on six hits and six walks in 6 1/3 innings since joining New York.

Making his second start with his new team, Drew Hutchison gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Stanton continues to deal with a sore left hamstring, Boone said. Although the All-Star has yet to miss a start, Stanton has been limited to designated hitter duties in six of the last eight contests . INF Neil Walker returned to the lineup after missing Friday night's game with a sore neck and an illness. After receiving treatment, Walker returned to action and made his first career start in right field.

Rangers: OF Nomar Mazara (right thumb sprain) went 0 for 4 Friday night as the designated hitter for Triple-A Round Rock. Manager Jeff Banister is hopeful to see Mazara play consecutive nine-inning games in the field before being activated. Mazara logged five innings in right in his fist rehab game on Aug. 9.

CLUTCH HITTING

Of Andujar's 17 home runs, eight have either tied the game or given New York the lead. The young third baseman has four go-ahead hits in the seventh inning or later, to lead the team.

UP NEXT

In a matchup of left-handers, Texas' Martin Perez (2-4, 6.15 ERA) takes on CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.49 ERA) in the series finale. Perez has posted allowed 12 earned runs in 12 2-3 career innings against New York, despite a 2-1 record, while Sabathia looks for his 12th career victory over the Rangers.

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  • W: D. Betances (3-3)L: C. Martin (1-3)S: A. Chapman (30)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (29), M. Andujar (17)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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R. Odor 2B41200112.278.356.483.8385.5
E. Andrus SS40110124.288.337.424.7612.0
A. Beltre DH30110122.279.337.397.7353.0
J. Profar 3B50000036.248.332.446.778-1.5
J. Gallo LF40100010.200.311.486.7971.5
R. Chirinos C40000021.219.334.437.772-1.0
R. Guzman 1B20000200.243.317.436.7532.0
C. Tocci CF30000013.176.222.224.446-0.5
a- I. Kiner-Falefa PH00000100.272.334.389.7231.0
  • a-walked for Tocci in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner LF40000013.246.337.379.716-0.5
G. Stanton DH32211100.279.346.525.8729.0
D. Gregorius SS30000102.268.333.474.8071.0
M. Andujar 3B42221001.296.329.511.8419.0
G. Bird 1B41210001.216.305.408.7136.0
G. Torres 2B40100012.269.338.513.8500.5
N. Walker RF40110001.227.300.340.6402.0
K. Higashioka C30000102.157.232.373.6051.0
S. Robinson CF20000112.138.242.241.4840.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - S. Choo (25), J. Gallo (15)
    • RBI - E. Andrus (25), A. Beltre (41)
    • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (10)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre 2 (2), J. Profar 6 (6), C. Tocci 3 (3)
    BATTING
    • 2B - G. Bird 2 (12)
    • HR - G. Stanton (29), M. Andujar (17)
    • RBI - G. Stanton (75), M. Andujar 2 (55), G. Bird (28), N. Walker (30)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Andujar 2 (18), G. Bird (11)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Gardner 3 (3), G. Bird, G. Torres, S. Robinson
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - S. Choo (4), R. Odor (10)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Hutchison-Andrus-Guzman)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Hutchison5.15334216.071.754.0
    J. Springs1.01000101.291.002.5
    C. Martin (L, 1-3)0.22220015.081.34-9.0
    A. Claudio1.00000004.991.683.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Hutchison5.1
    J. Springs1.0
    C. Martin (L, 1-3)0.2
    A. Claudio1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    L. Lynn5.05113804.461.5410.0
    D. Robertson (H, 16)1.00000103.230.983.5
    Z. Britton (H, 3)0.22222004.501.50-6.0
    D. Betances (W, 3-3) (BS, 1)1.10000202.190.9311.0
    A. Chapman (S, 30)1.01001202.151.029.0
    PITCHERSIP
    L. Lynn5.0
    D. Robertson (H, 16)1.0
    Z. Britton (H, 3)0.2
    D. Betances (W, 3-3) (BS, 1)1.1
    A. Chapman (S, 30)1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hutchison 85-48, J. Springs 20-9, C. Martin 12-8, A. Claudio 7-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hutchison 5-8, A. Claudio 3-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Hutchison 24, J. Springs 4, C. Martin 4, A. Claudio 3
    PITCHING
    • HBP - A. Chapman (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 99-57, D. Robertson 15-9, Z. Britton 25-13, D. Betances 15-12, A. Chapman 29-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-4, D. Robertson 1-1, Z. Britton 2-0, D. Betances 1-1
    • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, D. Robertson 3, Z. Britton 6, D. Betances 4, A. Chapman 6
    • Balks - D. Betances
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo RF52300011.277.391.479.8707.5
    R. Odor 2B41200112.278.356.483.8385.5
    E. Andrus SS40110124.288.337.424.7612.0
    A. Beltre DH30110122.279.337.397.7353.0
    J. Profar 3B50000036.248.332.446.778-1.5
    J. Gallo LF40100010.200.311.486.7971.5
    R. Chirinos C40000021.219.334.437.772-1.0
    R. Guzman 1B20000200.243.317.436.7532.0
    C. Tocci CF30000013.176.222.224.446-0.5
    a- I. Kiner-Falefa PH00000100.272.334.389.7231.0
    Total34382061319-----
    • a-walked for Tocci in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40000013.246.337.379.716-0.5
    G. Stanton DH32211100.279.346.525.8729.0
    D. Gregorius SS30000102.268.333.474.8071.0
    M. Andujar 3B42221001.296.329.511.8419.0
    G. Bird 1B41210001.216.305.408.7136.0
    G. Torres 2B40100012.269.338.513.8500.5
    N. Walker RF40110001.227.300.340.6402.0
    K. Higashioka C30000102.157.232.373.6051.0
    S. Robinson CF20000112.138.242.241.4840.5
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      BATTING
      • 2B - S. Choo (25), J. Gallo (15)
      • RBI - E. Andrus (25), A. Beltre (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Beltre (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Beltre 2 (2), J. Profar 6 (6), C. Tocci 3 (3)
      BATTING
      • 2B - G. Bird 2 (12)
      • HR - G. Stanton (29), M. Andujar (17)
      • RBI - G. Stanton (75), M. Andujar 2 (55), G. Bird (28), N. Walker (30)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Andujar 2 (18), G. Bird (11)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - B. Gardner 3 (3), G. Bird, G. Torres, S. Robinson
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - S. Choo (4), R. Odor (10)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Hutchison-Andrus-Guzman)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Hutchison5.15334216.071.754.0
      J. Springs1.01000101.291.002.5
      C. Martin (L, 1-3)0.22220015.081.34-9.0
      A. Claudio1.00000004.991.683.0
      Total8.0855432---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Hutchison5.1
      J. Springs1.0
      C. Martin (L, 1-3)0.2
      A. Claudio1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn5.05113804.461.5410.0
      D. Robertson (H, 16)1.00000103.230.983.5
      Z. Britton (H, 3)0.22222004.501.50-6.0
      D. Betances (W, 3-3) (BS, 1)1.10000202.190.9311.0
      A. Chapman (S, 30)1.01001202.151.029.0
      Total9.08336130---
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn5.0
      D. Robertson (H, 16)1.0
      Z. Britton (H, 3)0.2
      D. Betances (W, 3-3) (BS, 1)1.1
      A. Chapman (S, 30)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Hutchison 85-48, J. Springs 20-9, C. Martin 12-8, A. Claudio 7-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Hutchison 5-8, A. Claudio 3-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Hutchison 24, J. Springs 4, C. Martin 4, A. Claudio 3
      PITCHING
      • HBP - A. Chapman (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 99-57, D. Robertson 15-9, Z. Britton 25-13, D. Betances 15-12, A. Chapman 29-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-4, D. Robertson 1-1, Z. Britton 2-0, D. Betances 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 22, D. Robertson 3, Z. Britton 6, D. Betances 4, A. Chapman 6
      • Balks - D. Betances
      • 7TH INNING
        Andujar homered to right center, Stanton scored35
        Odor scored, Andrus to third, Beltre to second on balk33
        Beltre walked, Choo scored, Odor to third, Andrus to second23
      • 6TH INNING
        Walker singled to left, Bird scored, Walker to second13
      • 3RD INNING
        Andrus singled to right, Choo scored12
      • 1ST INNING
        Bird doubled to deep right center, Andujar scored02
        Stanton homered to left center01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
        • Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit for Carlos Tocci
        • I. Kiner-Falefa: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kiner-Falefa walked
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
        • R. Odor: Ball, Foul, Odor singled to left center, Kiner-Falefa to second
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Foul, Andrus popped out to first
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Beltre hit by pitch, Kiner-Falefa to third, Odor to second
        • J. Profar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Profar struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • D. Betances Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo lined out to left
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Guzman grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Alex Claudio relieved Chris Martin
        • G. Torres: Foul, Foul, Torres grounded out to shortstop
        • N. Walker: Walker grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Higashioka: Strike looking, Foul, Higashioka grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Zach Britton relieved David Robertson
        • R. Guzman: Strike looking, Guzman grounded out to second
        • C. Tocci: Ball, Strike swinging, Tocci grounded out to pitcher
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Choo reached on an infield single to second
        • R. Odor: Strike looking, Odor singled to right, Choo to second
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Andrus walked, Choo to third, Odor to second
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre walked, Choo scored, Odor to third, Andrus to second
        • Dellin Betances relieved Zach Britton
        • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Odor scored, Andrus to third, Beltre to second on balk, Strike looking, Profar struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Springs Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner lined out to center
        • Chris Martin relieved Jeffrey Springs
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Stanton singled to center
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Gregorius flied out to deep right
        • M. Andujar: Andujar homered to right center, Stanton scored
        • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bird flied out to deep center
        • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • David Robertson relieved Lance Lynn
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Profar grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
        • R. Chirinos: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chirinos fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • G. Bird: Foul, Ball, Bird doubled to deep right
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
        • Jeffrey Springs relieved Drew Hutchison
        • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Walker singled to left, Bird scored, Walker to second
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Higashioka lined out to center
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo lined out to right
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Odor walked
        • E. Andrus: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Odor stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Andrus struck out looking
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Beltre struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stanton walked
        • D. Gregorius: Gregorius grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Stanton out at second
        • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andujar grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Gallo: Gallo popped out to third
        • R. Chirinos: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos lined out to left
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guzman walked
        • C. Tocci: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Tocci struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • G. Torres: Strike looking, Torres singled to center
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Walker reached on fielder's choice to second, Torres out at second
        • K. Higashioka: Higashioka flied out to center
        • S. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Robinson walked, Walker to second
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Gardner popped out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Choo doubled to center
        • R. Odor: Foul, Ball, Foul, Odor grounded out to shortstop, Choo to third
        • E. Andrus: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andrus singled to right, Choo scored
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Andrus out at second, Andrus caught stealing, catcher to second, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre singled to center
        • J. Profar: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Profar struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stanton flied out to right
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gregorius walked
        • M. Andujar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Andujar popped out to second
        • G. Bird: Bird flied out to left
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar grounded out to second
        • J. Gallo: Ball, Strike looking, Gallo doubled to deep right
        • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
        • R. Guzman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Guzman walked
        • C. Tocci: Ball, Foul, Tocci lined out to second
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • N. Walker: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Walker lined out to center
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Higashioka walked
        • S. Robinson: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Robinson flied out to right
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Foul, Gardner flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • L. Lynn Pitching:
        • S. Choo: Ball, Choo singled to center
        • R. Odor: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Choo stole second
        • E. Andrus: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Andrus struck out on foul tip
        • A. Beltre: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Beltre struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Hutchison Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton homered to left center
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to first
        • M. Andujar: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Andujar singled to shallow left center
        • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Bird doubled to deep right center, Andujar scored
        • G. Torres: Ball, Torres grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)