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Would anyone be surprised?


       Honestly, doesn't just about everyone--including an anxious Ron Washington in the Rangers dugout--expect the Yankees to make a run at this game before it's over? On the telecast, they keep reporting the all-time mark in Yankees-Rangers postseaon games: Yankees have outscored Texas 16-0 from the seventh inning on.

          The Rangers are trying something different today. They kept Darren Oliver on his seat in the bullpen when they needed a lefty in the sixth and they went with Alexi Ogando in the seventh. He was one of the few who didn't have to take any blame for the Friday night meltdown because he didn't pitch.

           It's not just the relief pitchers who get tight when it gets late and the Yankees go on the move. It's a matter of Ian Kinsler freezing in the eighth Friday night and getting picked off. It's sure-handed Elvis Andrus not hanging on to an A-Rod pop that he normally eats up. Yes, it was a long run, but he had the ball in his glove.

         Credit to Ogando for striking out Robinson Cano, the Yankees' most dangerous hitter. Still, they have those tough final six outs to go...



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