Texas Rangers defeat New York Yankees, 6-1

On Monday night, it was Dave Robertson.

Tuesday, it was everyone else.

For the second straight night, the Yankee starter pitched well enough to keep the Bombers in the game, but the middle relief corps blew any chance of victory. When A.J. Burnett left after six innings, the Yanks faced a two-run deficit, but the pen surrendered five runs over the final three frames.

Robertson relieved Burnett and retired two batters. Boone Logan replaced him and promptly surrendered...

ARLINGTON - Joe Girardi won't have to change his uniform number next season.

The Yankees' chase for a 28th World Series championship came to a crashing halt Friday night, as the Rangers sent them home for the winter with a 6-1 loss in Game 6 to wrap up the American League Championship Series and give Texas its first pennant in franchise history.

"We didn't accomplish what we set out to," Girardi said. "As I told my guys, this hurts. It's not a lot of fun watching oth...

ARLINGTON - On a field strewn with empty ginger-ale bottles before an elated crowd more than 50,000 strong, the Texas Rangers wore soaking-wet T-shirts that proclaimed them American League champions. On the dais in the outfield, Josh Hamilton, whose history of alcohol and drug addiction inspired the team to celebrate with soft drinks, held aloft the ALCS MVP trophy as the throng roared.

"It doesn't look like a football town right now," said pitcher C.J. Wilson.

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