The Yankees and Rangers enjoyed home-field advantages against each other this season. The Yankees swept a three-game series at Yankee Stadium in April. The Rangers did the same in Arlington in September. The teams split a series in Texas in August. Overall, the season series was a 4-4 deadlock.
At Yankee Stadium
April 16: Yankees 5, Rangers 1: CC Sabathia pitched a rain-shortened six-inning complete game.
At Rangers Ballpark
Sept. 11: Rangers 7, Yankees 6: Rivera hit Jeff Francoeur with a pitch to force in the winning run as the Rangers scored two in the bottom of the ninth.
Sept. 12: Rangers 4, Yankees 1: Texas completed the sweep behind Lee, who allowed one run in eight innings.