Yankees' bid for title No. 28 ends in Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Big stars, a big payroll and lots of big

comebacks. It all makes for one big disappointment that the New

York Yankees won't be repeating as World Series champions.

The Yankees' reign ended Friday night at the hands of the Texas

Rangers. Phil Hughes got into trouble in the fifth inning and a

supposedly powerful lineup went down meekly against Colby Lewis,

sending Texas to a 6-1 victory and putting the franchise in the

World Series for the first time.

The Bronx Bombers came into the AL championship series expecting

to clobber the upstart Rangers, just like they had in their three

previous postseason series back in the late 1990s. But they really

only outplayed Texas in one inning of Game 1 and all of Game 5.

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