|The Yankees Win!|
Thanks to the Yankees winning, the King was able to join me for the journey down South. My bags were packed so was his just in case. I was smart to bring a broom anticipating that some "Twinkies" needed to be swept away like a bump in the road. I saw a sign make room, royalty is coming through.
Based on past history, I was right. For the second straight postseason, the Yankees put the Minnesota Twins out of the playoff picture without allowing them to win a game. After taking the first two games at Target Field, the Yankees came home to finish business.
They did so to a ho hum crowd who when it was all said and done quietly exited the ballpark after a relatively stress free 6-1 Yankee win. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes pitch seven strong shutout innings to lead the way. Jorge Posada and Mark Teixeira delivered run scoring singles, Marcus Thames hit a big two run home run and Brett Gardner add a sacrifice fly to spark the offense. Kerry Wood allowed a run in his shaky relief stint in the 8th inning. As usual, Mariano Rivera shut the door in the ninth inning. See you next April 4-7 in the Bronx.
The Yankees now advance to play the Texas Rangers in the ALCS which starts in Arlington, Texas on Friday night.
The winner goes to the World Series to play the winner of the Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants who meet in the NLCS.
Will it be a repeat of the 2009 World Series? Will wait and see.
If the Yankees get back there, Royalty will be there.
Thank you for reading.