Alex Rodriguez and 5 Yankees Who Cost Team World Series in 2011

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Alex Rodriguez and 5 Yankees Who Cost Team World Series in 2011
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Alex Rodriguez struck out to end Game 5 and went just 2-for-18 in the series.

New York's Alex Rodriguez swung and missed, Detroit's Jose Valverde danced and the Yankees' quest for World Series No. 28 was officially postponed to 2012 as the Tigers captured Game 5 in the Bronx.

After performing well enough down the stretch to earn a spot on the postseason roster, Jorge Posada hit .429 in the ALDS. You certainly can't pin the series loss on him—other than his base-running blunder in Game 1, which the Yankees won anyway, Posada was fantastic.

So if Posada, whose disappointing season made him a prime target for criticism during the playoffs, isn't the goat, who is?

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