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.