The Rangers finished off the Rays on Tuesday night thanks to another dazzling performance by Cliff Lee, who remains undefeated in seven postseason starts. The Yankees, who will have had five days off when Game 1 of the ALCS starts on Friday night, watched in the comfort of their own homes as they took down the Twins Oct. 9 via three-game sweep.
New York and Texas split their eight contests this season, but the Yanks outscored the Rangers 39-33. Game 1, in Texas, starts at 8 p.m. ET on TBS on Friday night.
In the National League, the Phillies handled the Reds with ease, shutting out the Cincinnati ballclub twice in the three-game sweep. The Giants ousted the Braves in four games, but offered baseball fans one of the most memorable division series in recent memory as each game was decided by one run.
In six games between the Phillies and Giants this summer, each team won three games apiece but it was the Phils who narrowly outscored the Giants 29-27. Game 1 will be aired on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday night.
So which teams have what it takes to win their respective Championship Series'?