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ALCS Game 5: Rangers at Yankees

Oct 20, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

Photo courtesy New York Yankees
The Rangers have three shots to clinch the pennant, beginning today at Yankee Stadium.

The Texas Rangers could be celebrating their first-ever American League pennant by sundown. Stop and let that one soak in for a few minutes.

Up 3-1 over the Yankees in the ALCS, the Rangers need only to win one of the next three games to advance to the World Series. But they're not thinking in those terms. They want to finish this thing off today at Yankee Stadium. In order to do that, they'll need to topple CC Sabathia.

One advantage for Texas: Mark Teixeira has officially been removed from New York's roster after pulling his right hamstring last night. Teixeira is now ineligible to return, even if the Yankees wind up in the World Series. Infielder Eduardo Nunez has replaced him on the roster. Robinson Cano has replaced him in the 3-hole, with Lance Berkman starting at first base today…

AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES — GAME 5
TEXAS RANGERS at NEW YORK YANKEES
Where: Yankee Stadium
Gametime: 4:07 p.m.
TV: TBS Radio: WTNT-570 AM
Weather: Partly cloudy, 61 degrees

RANGERS
SS Elvis Andrus
3B Michael Young
CF Josh Hamilton
DH Vladimir Guerrero

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  1. joemktg - Oct 20, 2010 at 11:18 PM

    This game is torture. Youth coach-pitch games move faster than this.

  2. yankish2 - Oct 21, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    I agree about the pace of Yankee games even during the regular season. But then maybe I think this because there are so many Red Sox/Yankee games on national tv; and those games usually take 3 1/2 hours or so.When does the committee report to Bud Selig with ideas about how to improve the game?

  3. Anonymous - Oct 21, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    What a great game! I will take Hughes over Colby Lewis in Game 6 and I will take the winningest lefthander of his generation against Cliff Lee any day of the week…Yanks in SEVEN and then on to CRUSH the Giants!!!

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