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New York Yankees and ALCS Loss: Blame the Batters, Not the Pitchers

pitchers did not exactly distinguish themselves in the recent ALCS. But that may not be the main reason that they lost. To understand why, let's look at what happened in individual games.

The Bronx Bombers won only the two games that their ace, CC Sabathia, started. The first game was in spite of Sabathia, and due to the big five-run comeback inning, a typical Yankee feat, that made the final score 6-5. But in the fifth game of the series, the home team scored seven runs while Sabathia, et al. held the visitors to two. Note that the Yankees did score 13 runs in those two games.

Texas was going to win the two games, the second and sixth, started by Phil Hughes against Colby Lewis, because Hughes gave up seven runs in four innings in the second ...

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