Saturday, October 23, 2010

In Friday night's 6-1 victory over the New York Yankees to close out the American League Championship Series in six games, the World Series-bound Texas Rangers got a home run from Nelson Cruz in the fifth inning. That home run gave the Rangers at least one homer in all 11 of their playoff games this season, their previous series against Tampa Bay having gone the opening-round maximum five games (game-by-game log).
An item in today's Texas preview notes mentioned the team's 10-game (at the time) postseason homer streak, adding that it was the Rangers' "longest home run streak since they homered in 10 straight games from April 6-17, 2009." The notes did not say what Major League Baseball record was for this type of streak. Regardless of whether the World Series opponent for Texas is Philadelphia or San Francisco, the Rangers will have to hit against arguably the toughest pitching staff they have faced all year.

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