City Sports Report

Yankees Rebound for 6-2 Victory to Force Game Six Friday in Texas by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

For the first time in this series, The New York Yankees played like the team we saw all season. A powerful offense, led by Robinson Cano, scored 7 runs, a solid start from CC Sabathia, who pitched 6 innings, while allowing two runs and scattering 11 hits, and a strong Yankee bullpen, which got the final 9 outs of the game with Kerry Wood and Mariano Rivera, combined for a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers to send the series back to Texas on Friday.

Yankee catcher Jorge Posada got the Yankees on the board with a single that drove in Alex Rodriguez in the second inning, and Curtis Granderson singled in Lance Berkman, and after a throwing error by Jeff Francoeur, Granderson scored as well to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead they would not relinquish. Robinson Cano continued his hot streak with a solo homer, and Nick Swisher and Granderson also added solo home runs.

Nelson Cruz left the game early with hamstring trouble. Mark Teixeira is out for the season with a hamstring injury and was replaced by Eduardo Nunez. The Rangers suffered their first road loss of the postseason after winning the first five.  Phil Hughes will try to rebound from a shaky game two start against Colby Lewis, the game two winner.

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  1. Chris Ross

    October 21, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I really hope that the Rangers can pull it out in Game 6. I have always been a Yankee hater but just the booing of A.J. Burnett in game 4 has really put it over the top for me about wanting the Yankees to lose. How the hell can you boo your team that just won the world series last season? Seriously? The Yankees have a very good team, but again I don’t think their pitching is enough so hopefully we can see a Rangers-Phillies final so at least there is one interesting team. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I really wanna hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2010/10/20/new-york-yankee-fans-dont-deserve-a-winner/

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