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Yankees avoid elimination

The New York Yankees avoided elimination as they defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday and now trail the ALCS 3-2.

New York won the game as -169 favorites, and the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Curtis Granderson homered and drove in a pair of runs for the Yankees. CC Sabathia notched his third win of the postseason, allowing 11 hits and two runs over his six innings.

Matt Reanor homered and had a pair of RBI for the Rangers. C.J. Wilson surrendered six hits and six runs over five innings in the loss.