NEW YORK They were facing the end of their season and a miserable winter after that.
Not to worry, Joe Girardi said. Speaking in the wee hours before his players went home for a few hours sleep ahead of Game 5, the New York Yankees jerseys manager implored them not to give up.
was huge, cheap CC Sabathia jersey said. having us be able to relax and not panic. Nick Swisher and cheap Robinson Cano jersey hit consecutive homers to build an early cushion, and cheap CC Sabathia jersey made the lead stand up as the Yankees jerseys beat the Texas Rangers jerseys 7 2.
right where we need to be, Swisher said.
Of course, the Rangers jerseys, heading back home with a 3 2 lead in the AL championship series, like their position as well.
great. We going back home, said Colby Lewis, who will face the Yankees jerseys cheap Phil Hughes jersey in Game 6 Friday. got to win one out of two. York is trying to overcome its first 3 1 postseason deficit since 1958. Since the LCS went to a best of seven format, 24 of the 30 previous teams to take 3 1 series leads have won pennants.
For Yankees jerseys fans, 2004 is still fresh. That when New York won the first three games of the ALCS, but the Boston Red Sox jerseys became the first major league team to rebound from 3 0 postseason deficit.
things have happened, Swisher said.
After losing to the Rangers jerseys on Tuesday, Girardi told his players, we lost the three games in a row, we won four in a row. He added: look at tomorrow. Win a game tomorrow. Wilson had trouble with the muddy mound and created a hole with a pair of four pitch walks. Jorge Posada and Granderson had run scoring singles, and another run scored on an overthrow of third by Jeff Francoeur for an error in right field.
Leads of 5 0 and 6 1 never seemed comfortable, however, as Sabathia allowed two runs and 11 hits matching his season high in six innings with no walks.
just wanted to fight, no matter what the situation was, no matter how many runners were on base in any given inning, he said.
The Rangers jerseys were hurt in the fifth inning when slugger cheap Nelson Cruz jersey made an early exit because of hamstring trouble (He expects to play Friday.).
Still the Rangers jerseys loaded the bases with one out in the sixth. But Matt Treanor, who had homered in the fifth, hit an RBI grounder. Then, culminating an eight pitch at bat, Sabathia froze No. 9 hitter cheap Mitch Moreland jersey with a curveball to strike him out. The big man responded with a fist pump.
threw a cutter, Sabathia said. up backing him up.
Kerry Wood had his second big pickoff of the series in the seventh. Andrus led off with a single and advanced on a wild pitch, but he was and was caught leaning by Wood. After Wood struck out three in two scoreless innings, Mariano Rivera finished in a non save situation.
not disappointing. It a seven game series, Rangers jerseys manager Ron Washington said. guys over there are champs. We didn expect them to lay down, and they came out today and they were very aggressive.
Wilson threw just 48 of 93 pitches for strikes, giving cheap mlb jerseys up six runs five earned six hits and four walks in six innings as Texas lost for the first time in six postseason road games this year.
Sabathia gave up more hits, but Texas couldn break through.
had Sabathia bending, Washington said. didn break.
New York is lucky the series isn over. Texas has outscored the Yankees jerseys 32 18 and outhit them .316 to .217, including .348 to .160 with runners in scoring position.
no frustration or feeling like we didn accomplish what we wanted to do. third baseman Michael Young said. just go home and try to finish it off.