ALCS Game 6: Texas Rangers Win AL Pennant—Grading Their Win

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ALCS Game 6: Texas Rangers Win AL Pennant—Grading Their Win
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In their 50th season as the Washington Senators/Texas Rangers franchise, a pennant has finally been won. The Rangers knocked off the Yankees on Friday night 6-1 to take the AL flag in their own home in front of 50,000-plus crazy fans.

The Rangers got on the board first and after the Yankees got a gift run, the Rangers put them away. Vladimir Guerrero and Nelson Cruz got the big hits they couldn't get in Game 5 and the team's young closer put the hammer down in the ninth.

The Yankees couldn't hit Colby Lewis as many expected, and although Phil Hughes wasn't terrible, he wasn't good enough.

With the win on Friday, Cliff Lee now will be on full rest to start Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday in either Philadelphia or San Francisco. Here's a report card of how the Rangers won Game 6.

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