The Texas Rangers lost their first ever game when attempting to clinch a pennant. On an overcast day at Yankee Stadium, it was the Yankees who fought off elimination, bringing out the bats against C.J. Wilson. This game went the Yankees’ way, the same way it had gone the Rangers’ way over the last three games.

It’s not as if the Rangers couldn’t hit CC Sabathia—they just couldn’t come through in the clutch, and after some home runs by New York, it was a 7-2 defeat for Texas in Game 5 of the ALCS.

Tomorrow will be an off-day in the series, as it shifts back to Arlington for a Game 6 on Friday and potentially Game 7 on Saturday.

The Rangers are still in the driver’s seat with Cliff Lee ready for a one-and-done Game 7 if needed.

Here’s a report card for the Rangers, breaking down what went wrong in their loss on Wednesday.

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