The Yankees were eager to get to the playoffs and hit the reset button. They had backed in somewhat after a shaky second half, and wanted to start fresh. However, they’ve run into a tough opponent in the Texas Rangers, who they’ve had trouble with this season. Those struggles continued as New York dropped game one of the ALDS by a score of 6-2.
David Cone started for the Yankees, and pitched decently up until the fourth inning when Texas exploded for a five-spot. Cone served up a three-run home run to Juan Gonzalez and a two-run shot to Dean Palmer, and the Yankees were down 5-1. Cone would end up going six, giving up six runs on eight hits while striking out eight.