When Alex Rodriguez crossed the plate with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi must have looked to the heavens and asked, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’

In retrospect, the Texas Rangers were only six outs away from capturing Game 1 of the American League Championship Series for the first home playoff victory in franchise history. But like the Minnesota Twins before them, Texas appears to have difficulty handling prosperity against the Yankees in the postseason.

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