Rangers hold on to even ALCS as series moves to New York
Posted: Saturday October 16, 2010 8:07PM ; Updated: Saturday October 16, 2010 9:11PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers relievers got quick redemption, and Texas finally has won a postseason game at home for the first time in its 50-season history.
Elvis Andrus got the Rangers off to a running start, David Murphy led a parade of extra-base hits and the bullpen that faltered the night before held strong this time as Texas got even in the AL championship series with a 7-2 victory over the New York Yankees in Game 2 on Saturday.
The Rangers again built an early 5-0 lead -- and stayed ahead this time, unlike the series opener when the Yankees had their biggest postseason comeback in the seventh inning or later. Texas snapped a 10-game postseason losing streak against New York.
The best-of-seven series now switches to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night, when Texas will have hired ace left-hander Cliff Lee on the mound. Lee has won his last four starts in New York, including a complete game for Philadelphia in last year's World Series.
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