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Texas Dont ask Texas Rangers right-hander A.J. Griffin to explain his success against the New York Yankees. It because he doesnt have a good answer heading into the rubber game of the three-game series against New York Sunday.I just try and go out there and pitch, said Griffin.They have a pretty different team than the last time I faced them. I just go out there and try to get everyone out like I always do.Article continues below ... While Griffin doesnt have a secret, the results say otherwise. In his five career starts against the Yankees, Griffin is 3-0 with a 2 Matt Bush Jersey.37 ERA. The ERA is Griffin second-lowest against any team has faced more than once. He hasnt faced the Yankees since June 30, 2016 in New York when he allowed one run and two hits in five innings of a no-decision. Griffin last win against the Yankees was April 26, 2016, in Texas when he allowed one run and four hits in eight innings. Griffin will be fresh for the start as Texas will look to win its fourth-consecutive series. Hell be pitching after seven days off as the club didnt announce Griffin would be the starter until Friday. Griffin knew he was getting the nod Wednesday and threw a bullpen Thursday. He doesnt think the extra rest will impact him.Im just going to try and be as ready as I can, he said.I threw a bullpen on the off day . I tried to stay on schedule like that. Griffin was in line for a win in his last start as he pitched 5 2 3 innings and allowed two runs against the Los Angeles Angels. That start continued a solid recent run for Griffin, who has a 4.20 ERA since coming off the disabled list Aug. 2 with a left intercostal strain. The Yankees will send lefty Jordan Montgomery to the hill opposite Griffin. Like Griffin, he wasnt announced as the starter until Friday. Hell also be pitching with extra rest after he lasted just 4 2 3 innings in his last start Monday at Baltimore. New York is just 3-8 in Montgomery last 11 starts Brett Nicholas Jersey, and he hasnt won since July 25 against Cincinnati.

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