Friday, October 22, 2010

The Y'all Classic! Texas boots Yanks in ALCS

Yankees lose !!!! (But November Baseball?)

After 39 years in Texas and 50 years of existence, the Rangers have knocked off the defending champions and are finally on their way to their first World Series.

They had never even won a playoff series before this season, but the Rangers are now just four wins away from the ultimate dream after finishing off the Yankees with a 6-1 victory in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night.

The Rangers now await the National League winner between the Giants and the Phillies. The Giants lead that series 3-1 with Game 6 scheduled for Saturday in Philadelphia and a possible Game 7 scheduled for Sunday.

The World Series will open on Wednesday, Oct. 27, in either San Francisco or Philadelphia, just one day after the 50th anniversary of the franchise being voted into existence as the Washington Senators on Oct. 26, 1960.

The two big blows came in the fifth inning with the game 1-1. Vladimir Guerrero hit a two-run double off of Yankees starter Phil Hughes and Nelson Cruz followed with a two-run home run. That set off a frenzy among 51,404 fans as they sensed what was almost impossible was suddenly becoming reality.

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