It didn't come easy to CC Sabathia and the Yankees, but their extend their season and earn themselves a trip to Texas with a 7-2 win over the Rangers.
The Yankees fight for their lives Wednesday afternoon, one misstep away from having their season ended far earlier than they could have imagined.
Cliff Lee is not just the best pitcher in this postseason. If you ask Texas club president Nolan Ryan, he'll tell you Lee is among the best playoff pitchers in history . . . and few could argue after Monday's 8-0 destruction of the Yankees.
Cliff Lee will look to continue one of the most dominant stretches in postseason history when he faces the Yankees -- his future team, perhaps? -- in Game Three.
David Murphy never got to experience the postseason while playing with the Red Sox. He's enjoying the ride while playing for Texas.