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Rangers Playoff Series Goes To Sixth Game


By BJ Austin, KERA News

Dallas, TX – The Texas Rangers 7-2 loss to the Yankees Wednesday returns them to Ballpark for Game Six of the playoff series on Friday. KERA's BJ Austin says disappointed Rangers fans in downtown Dallas tried to put a good spin on the loss.

A win would have clinched a World Series berth for the Texas Rangers - the very first one in the history of the franchise. In the seventh inning, with the Rangers trailing, these fans were looking on the bright side.

Fans: I'll be pretty happy if they come home for a win. I hope it comes back to Arlington, we can win at home. It's going to be okay. We're going to have Colby Lewis at home next game. We're going to have Cliff Lee for Game Seven. We're gonna win it. It's just a matter of time. I have all the faith in the world.

So does Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. He says hosting a World Series is a monumental thing for Arlington - and good for the local economy.

Cluck: You know when we fill the Ballpark up, it's about 13-14 thousand dollars worth of sales tax each time. And each time its about 1.2 to 1.3 million dollars in economic impact.

But the Mayor says it's not the color of money he's thinking about. It's Rangers "red" and one more win to bring a World Series to the Ballpark.

Cluck: One more game and this city will be enveloped in Red.

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