For a former Mizzou Tiger, just four game lie between him and a World Series ring. Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers defeated the New York Yankees last night in game six of the ALCS, 6-1. The Rangers win the series 4-2 and now await either Philadelphia or San Francisco.
Kinsler would be one for two last night with and RBI and a walk. He would drive in the last run of a four run inning for the Rangers in the fifth. Kinsler would hit a sac fly that would score Michael Young.
For the Rangers, this will be their first ever trip to the Fall Classic. This is a team that also is not originally from the state of Texas.
The Rangers moved to Texas in 1972 from Washington, where they were known as the Senators. Their first ever manager in Texas, was Ted Williams.
Texas will now wait to see who their opponent will be in the World Series. Game six of the NLCS is tonight in Philadelphia between the Phillies and the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants lead the series 3-2.