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Yankees Take Game 1 Of ALCS: Did They Just Take the Series?

gutsy, heads-up play by Brett Gardner set up a stunning five run eighth inning for the New York Yankees, who came back from four runs down to beat the Texas Rangers, 6-5, and take Game 1 of the ALCS last night in Arlington. Gardner beat Rangers' starting picther, C.J. Wilson, to the bag with a headfirst slide after pulling a groundball to first in the top of the eighth.

With that play, the Yankees would go on to score runs on RBI hits from Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano and Marcus Thames (how clutch has he been?!). By the time the Texas fans could put down their hot dogs, the Yankees had stolen Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

Yankees' starter, C.C. Sabathia was shaky right from the start, walking Elvis Andrus and giving ...

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