The Yankees, one game from elimination, aren't about to go down easily against the Rangers, and they proved that with a Game 5 victory that gave them momentum as the ALCS returns to Texas.
The Yankees set out with a simple purpose -- reach the World Series and win it. By dispatching the Angels, New York has completed half the equation.
The end of Jimmy Rollins' hitting streak coupled with three straight losses by the Phillies has made for an awful first week in Philadelphia.
The long baseball season starts catching up to catchers when they can least afford to take a break.