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ALCS GAME 1: Yankees rally from 5-0 deficit to beat Rangers, 6-5

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The Texas Rangers took a surprising 5-0 lead against New York Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia but they couldn’t hold it for long.

Alex Rodriguez scored the go-ahead run after his two-run single was almost a double-play ground ball, in the eighth inning, rallying the New York Yankees to a 6-5 win over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the American League Championship series on Friday night.

New York has won 10 straight postseason games against Texas, who got knocked out of the playoffs by the Yankees in their only three previous playoff appearances (1996, 1998 and 1999). Texas is 0-7 in home playoff games, with five of those losses to the Yankees.

compiled from staff & MLB news

ALCS GAME 1: New York Yankees at Texas Rangers

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The best-of-seven American League Championships Series gets underway tonight in Arlington, Texas.

The New York Yankees will pitch their ace C.C. Sabathia (21-7) against C.J. Wilson (15-8). The game starts at 8:07 p.m.

Both teams have power.

The Rangers hit eight homers in five games against Tampa Bay.

The Yankees go deep with power and patience at the plate. They led MLB in on-base percentage and hit four homers in three games against the Minnesota Twins.

The Yankees have the edge in closing out postseason games with closer Mariano Rivera. The rubber-armed Rivera has pitched in 30 postseason games in his career.

The Rangers have never won a playoff game at home, losing six straight.

compiled from staff & MLB news

AL DIVISION SERIES: Yankees rally past Twins, 6-4

The Minnesota Twins played their first outdoor postseason game in Minneapolis since 1970. They had hoped a move from the Metrodome to their brand-new home stadium, Target Field would give them the boost they needed to finally beat the mighty New York Yankees.

Target Field was not enough to help the Twins.

Mark Teixeira (MLB)

Mark Teixeira hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees rallied past Minnesota in Game 1 of the AL division series. It was the Twins’ 10th straight postseason loss.

Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia had trouble with his control and labored most of the game, which was played at night. Closer Mariano Rivera recorded the final four outs as the Yankees came back from a 3-0 deficit against Francisco Liriano.

The Yankees are 10-2 against the Twins in the playoffs since 2003.

Michael Cuddyer homered, doubled and drove home two runs for Minnesota.

compiled from staff & MLB news

Yankees clinch 15th playoff berth in past 16 years; Sabathia wins 21st game

With Tuesday night’s win over the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-1, the New York Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the past 16 years. Left-hander C.C. Sabathia won his 21st game of the season.

The boys from the Bronx, have reached the playoffs every season but one since 1995. The year was 2008 when they finished behind Tampa Bay and Boston in the American League East.

Derek Jeter (MLB)

Shortstop Derek Jeter scored three runs and drove in one run for the Yankees.

The Yankees will be on a quest to win their 28th World Series title this postseason.

Sabathia allowed one run and three hits while pitching 8 1/3 innings. He matched Andy Pettitte’s 21 victories in 1996 and 2003 for the most wins by a Yankee since Ron Guidry in 1985 when he posted a record of 22-6.

compiled from staff & New York Yankees news

MLB ROUNDUP: Reds and Indians

CINCINNATI AT MILWAUKEE

The Cincinnati Reds pounded the Brewers for 19 hits and 12 runs in Miller Park on Tuesday night.

Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto and Scott Rolen all had four hits in a 12-4 win over Milwaukee and their ace pitcher Yovani Gallardo. The win moved the Reds back into a tie for first in the NL Central with St. Louis.

Scott Rolen (mlb)

The Reds came into the contest trailing the Cardinals by a game or just percentage points in the standings. But it has been a rare occurance for the Reds to be outside of the top spot in the Central. Since May 16, Cincinnati has spent 51 days in first place or tied for first with St. Louis.

Cincinnati’s top four hitters in the lineup, Phillips, Orlando Cabrera, Votto and Rolen, finished the game at 15-for-22 with eight runs and seven RBI’s as they matched a season-high with 19 hits.

NEW YORK YANKEES AT CLEVELAND INDIANS

Josh Tomlin, another young pitcher in the Indians farm system that is good, didn’t act like he was afraid to face the New York Yankees hard-hitting lineup led by Alex Rodriguez.

Tomlin was pitching a shutout into the eighth inning and won his major league debut with Cleveland, 4-1 Tuesday night.

Alex Rodriguez went o for 4 on his 35th birthday. That coveted 600th homer can wait another day.

Josh Tomlin (Clippers photo)

It was a memorable day for the the 25-year-old Tomlin, who outpitched former Indians Cy Young Award winner C.C. Sabathia (13-4), who lost for the first time since May 23.

The right-hander gave up one run on three hits after having his contract purchased from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day, where he was 8-4 with a2.68 ERA. He walked none and struck out two.

compiled from staff and wire reports

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