-- Phil Hughes pitched seven shutout innings, Marcus Thames and Nick Swisher homered and the Yankees beat the Twins 6-1 to complete a three-game sweep of Minnesota and return to the ALCS. The Evil Empire continues on its mission of world domination.
-- Tampa Bay avoided elimination in the ALDS with a 6-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. Tampa rallied in the eighth and ninth, scoring four times off closer Neftali Feliz and Dustin Nippert to cut the series deficit to 2 games to 1.
The Rangers, in their 39th season in Texas after 11 seasons as the Washington Senators, still have never won a home playoff game (0-5); they'll try again Sunday.