For nearly a week, all of the ALCS hype centered on Cliff Lee. Tonight, he did not merely live up to those expectations, he exceeded them. Through eight shutout innings, the Rangers ace shutdown the Yankees offense and silenced Yankee Stadium. He sent the Rangers to an 8-0 win that gave them a 2-1 lead in the series. Andy Pettitte was nearly as good, but Josh Hamilton’s first-inning home run gave the Rangers and early lead, and they added six runs off the bullpen in the ninth.
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