• Yankees 5 Angels 2: The Yankees are headed to their 40th World Series. Johnny Damon had the big hit, a two-run single that put New York up 2-1 in the fourth. A-Rod forced in a run with a walk and that gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead heading into the fifth. Andy Pettitte made that stand up, holding the Angels to one run over 6-1/3 and Joba Chamberlain closed out the seventh to keep the lead at two. Joe Girardi went for the kill, calling Mariano Rivera into the game to start the eighth, but Rivera allowed a run in that frame to put the Angels only one run behind.

    But that’s where the Angels’ defense self-destructed, making two huge errors in the eighth and allowing the Yankees to score two insurance runs. Mo didn’t need any additional help and he set them down 1-2-3 in the ninth to earn another postseason save and send the Yankees back to the World Series.

    CC Sabathia was named the ALCS MVP and he will get the ball on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series against the Phillies. The two clubs met earlier this year and Philadelphia took two-of-three in New York.
  • Jets 38 Oakland 0: Yes, the opponent was awful. But after last week’s debacle against the Bills it was good to see the Jets bounce back and bounce back in a big way. Mark Sanchez was good, but he didn’t have to throw much, completing 9-of-15 for 143 yards and 0 interceptions. Calvin Pace had an amazing game on defense, recording three sacks and forcing two fumbles. The only bad note was Leon Washington being carted off the field before halftime.
  • Arizona 24 Giants 17: This one’s on Eli, who threw three interceptions and looked miserable against an exploitable defense. The Giants defense was mediocre, forcing a couple of fumbles and recording two sacks, but they made little impact after the first quarter. New York looks very vulnerable now at 5-2, after their 5-0 start.