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Rangers end 10-game playoff skid vs. Yanks

Rangers end 10-game playoff skid vs. Yanks

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers brought an end to their 10-game postseason losing streak to the Yankees with a 7-2 victory in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday afternoon at the Ballpark in Arlington.

The Rangers' last victory over the Yankees in the playoffs was a 6-2 victory on Oct. 1, 1996, in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Yankee Stadium. The Rangers had just won their first division title and were playing in postseason for the first time in franchise history.

John Burkett pitched a complete game and Juan Gonzalez and Dean Palmer both hit home runs for the Rangers in a five-run fourth inning. Yankees starter David Cone was the losing pitcher.

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But the Yankees won the next three, then swept the Rangers in three games in both 1998 and 1999. Their victory in Game 1 of the 2010 ALCS ran the winning streak to 10 games until the Rangers won on Saturday afternoon.

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