Michael Young had two two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, helping the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series and head to their second consecutive World Series. Nelson Cruz easily won the ALCS MVP after hitting six homers in the six-game set.
Now the Rangers have some time to gear up for the World Series. They can allow banged-up stars Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre to rest a day or two and they can rest their weary bullpen.
Whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Milwaukee Brewers rise to meet them on Wednesday, the Rangers deserve to be the favorites in the Fall Classic despite their loss last season. Here are 10 reasons why.