Rangers Vs. Yankees, ALCS Game 5: Curtis Granderson Home Run Adds To Lead

Behind 6-2, the Rangers weren't able to do much against Kerry Wood in the top of the eighth, going down 1-2-3. They were already up against it, facing improbable odds, but then Curtis Granderson came out in the bottom half and decided the Yankees could use another run anyway.

Facing reliever Alexi Ogando, Granderson came up with one out and none on and ripped a low line drive deep into right field. It hung up high enough to clear the wall, and the solo home run extended the Yankees lead to 7-2.

The Rangers will have Jeff Francoeur, Matt Treanor, and Mitch Moreland in the ninth, and they will need to score at least five runs.

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