|Game 6 Winning Pitcher, Colby Lewis|
Congratulations to the Texas Rangers. They beat the New York Yankees 6-1 to earn their first ever World Series appearance. Josh Hamilton was named 2010 ALCS MVP.
Last week, the Rangers finally won their first ever postseason series and then in Game 2 of the ALCS, they won their first ever home playoff game.
Ron Washington had a decision to make before the start of Game 6. Would he send out Cliff Lee or Colby Lewis? He made the correct choice and picked Lewis. Saving Cliff Lee for Game 1 of the World Series against either the San Francisco Giants or Philadelphia Phillies.
Colby Lewis went 8 strong innings, giving up only 3 hits, 3 walks and struck out 7. Neftali Feliz came into the game in the bottom of the 9th inning, recording a perfect 1-2-3 inning. Lewis earned his 2nd victory over the Yankees in the ALCS.
|Nelson Cruz crossing home plate.|
Leading the offense for the Rangers was Vladimir Guerrero and Nelson Cruz. Vladdy drove in the first 3 runs of the game and Cruz hit a 2 run shot in the bottom of the 5th inning to make it 5-1.
The Rangers are still waiting to see if they face the Giants or Phillies. Since the National League won the All-Star game back in July, Game 1 of the World Series will be played on the National League’s homefield on October 27th at 7:57 p.m. EST.
The Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals are now the 2 remaining teams without a World Series appearance.
The Texas Rangers have played great throughout the playoffs and I see them winning it all no matter who they face.