The Texas Rangers used post-season Superman in disguise Cliff Lee’s nearly un-hittable pitching to grab a 2-1 lead over the Yankees and then followed it up with an offensive onslaught to further their lead in the series in Game 4. Yankee Stadium looked like the home-run derby on Tuesday and unfortunately for the Yankees and their fans the only player in pinstripes to participate in the slug fest was Robinson Cano. Cano started it off giving the Yankees an early lead in the first inning. However when it was all said and done the Rangers blasted 4 home runs, 2 by slugger Josh Hamilton, 1 from Bengie Molina and the icing on the cake, a 421-foot shot by Nelson Cruz in the 9th inning, to defeat the Yankees 10-3. The Rangers will now look to advance to the World Series for the first time in franchise history Wednesday afternoon in New York.
In the National League, the San Francisco Giants took a 2-1 lead in the series against the Philadelphia Phillies behind a strong pitching outing from right-hander Matt Cain. Cain threw 7 innings giving up only 2 hits on Tuesday to continue San Francisco’s impressive post-season pitching. On the mound for the Phillies was Cole Hamels who also pitched well but the Giants seem to have found the NLCS MVP in outfielder Cody Ross. Ross has come up big throughout the post-season but has gone 4-9 with 3 home runs and 4 runs batted in against Philadelphia. The Giants will host the Phillies again on Wednesday for Game 4 of the best of seven series.
Check out some of the images from the recent games.
Cliff Lee was nearly un-hittable wearing the Nike Zoom Coop V.
Josh Hamilton makes his home run trot wearing Franklin Carbon Fibre II batting gloves.
Vladimir Guerrero wearing the adidas Diamond King.
Tommy Hunter pitches wearing the Under Armour Natural II.
A.J. Burnett wasn’t able to shut down the Rangers offense in the Nike Air Max MVP.
Lance Berkman swings wearing the Under Armour Ignite Low.
Robinson Cano brought out another Player Exclusive this time the Nike Air Huarache LWP90.
Ryan Howard unveiled another Player Exclusive colorway of the adidas Diamond King.
Jimmy Rollins bats wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Player Exclusive away colorway.
Cole Hamels pitches wearing the adidas Diamond King.
Aubrey Huff singles wearing the Nike Shox Fuse 2.
Matt Cain throws wearing the Mizuno Pro GMP11 glove.
Brian Wilson’s Sharpie work seems to be holding up nicely and isn’t costing him anything now.