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Yankees, Texas in Game 1 of ALCS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The New York Yankees avoid Cliff Lee until Game 3 of the AL championship series. In the opener, they instead face another Texas Rangers left-hander who has been greatly influenced by the postseason ace in their short time together.
“Before he was here, I was actually a right-handed second baseman,” C.J. Wilson joked Thursday.
Because Lee had to pitch a deciding Game 5 in the division series against Tampa Bay, Wilson starts Game 1 against New York and lefty CC Sabathia on Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.
Wilson already was making an impressive transition from reliever ...


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