Texas Rangers defeat New York Yankees, 10-3
Long before the Rangers turned the late innings into a home run derby that embarrassed the Yankees, A.J. Burnett was one out, perhaps one pitch, from redemption and maybe becoming the feel-good story of the postseason.
In retrospect, perhaps he never had such a chance, considering the Yankee bullpen, battered and bloodied for a second straight night, would have had to hold onto his lead for the final three innings.
But in any case, with Burnett the story just never s...
For five innings, A.J. Burnett looked like he would be an unlikely hero for the Yankees. In the sixth, Joe Girardi managed to put an end to that feel-good story.
A questionable decision to intentionally put the go-ahead run on base came back to bite Girardi and the Yankees, as Bengie Molina swatted a three-run homer to spark the Rangers' 10-3 win in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series.
Taking a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven ALCS, Texas now st...