Yankees Eliminated From Playoffs

    New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira reacts after temmate Nick Swisher struck out with bases loaded in the seventh inning in Game 5 of baseball's American League division series agisnt the detroit Tigers Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011  in New York.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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    Looks like New York will be leaving the playoffs today: The Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs Thursday after losing 3-2 in Game 5 to the Detroit Tigers. Despite having the best record in the American League, the Yankees were unable to advance past the first round of the playoffs. The Tigers started out with an early lead, and despite a seventh-inning attempted rally by the Yankees, New York was unable to get enough runs. The Tigers will now face the Texas Rangers, who beat the Tampa Bay Rays in four games. Meanwhile in the National League, the underdog Arizona Diamondbacks toppled the Milwaukee Brewers, 10-6, forcing a Game 5 in the NLDS. In Thursday’s game, the Diamondbacks became the second team ever to hit grand slams in two consecutive playoff games.

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