MLB ALCS: Rangers batters Tigers, 15-5, to reach second straight World Series

16 10 2011
Nelson Cruz

Image by Rennett Stowe via Flickr

Arlington, Texas – The Texas Rangers is back to the World Series as they beat the feisty Detroit Tigers, 15-5, in Game 6 of the 2011 American League Championship Series (ALCS).

The Rangers scored 9 runs in the game breaking 3rd inning. The 9 runs in the inning was a postseason record for the Rangers.

Nelson come out big again as he established postseason series records for home runs (6) and RBIs (13). Cruz had 8 hits in 22 at bats against the Tigers. All of his hits were for extra bases (6 HRs, 2 doubles). He was the clear choice for ALCS MVP.

This is the first time since 2001 that the American League has the same champion in 2 straight years. The Rangers will await for the winner between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. The NLCS stands at 3-2 in favor of the Cards





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