Rangers Vs. Yankees, ALCS Game 5: Kerry Wood, Michael Kirkman Work Scoreless Seventh

The seventh inning lasted approximately sixteen hours, but in the end, no runs were scored by either side, and the game remains 6-2 Yankees going into the eighth.

The Rangers thought they might have something going when Elvis Andrus led off with a base hit against Kerry Wood and advanced to second on a wild pitch. However, Michael Young struck out, and then Andrus was picked off when Wood spun around and made an accurate throw to second base. That pickoff killed what might have turned into a rally, and a Josh Hamilton strikeout brought the frame to an end.

In the bottom half, after the stretch, Michael Kirkman came back out and pitched around a one-out walk of Alex Rodriguez. He closed the inning out with a strikeout of Lance Berkman.

The Yankees are comfortably ahead, and with Mariano Rivera looming in case Wood gets into any trouble, it looks like we'll be seeing Colby Lewis and Phil Hughes Friday night.

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