NEW YORK - Chuck Greenberg, managing partner and chief executive officer of the Texas Rangers, says the Phillies are one of the teams he hopes his franchise can emulate.
Greenberg's group, Rangers Baseball Express, won the right to purchase the team on Aug. 5 and was approved by Major League Baseball a week later.
"Three of the great role models are the Red Sox, the Angels, and the Phillies, with no disrespect to the other clubs," Greenberg said Wednesday. "You look at the three of them, and 10 years ago they were dramatically different franchises."
Greenberg said he is impressed by all three teams' sustained success.
"They have been able to maintain a level of success within their communities in years that are strong and ones that are disappointing, and that is where we want to be," he said.
Yankees ace CC Sabathia picked up the win in Wednesday's 7-2 victory. The lefthander said he reveled in being in the pressure situation with his team facing elimination.
"That's what you play for, to have the chance to win a championship," said Sabathia, who allowed 11 hits but just two runs in six innings. "Our backs were up against the wall and I just wanted to fight no matter what the situation was."
New York first baseman Mark Teixeira is out for the remainder of the postseason. Teixeira suffered a strained right hamstring while running to first base during Game 4.
Eduardo Nunez replaced Teixeira on the roster.
In seven postseason games, counting the American League division series, Teixeira batted .148 (4 for 27) with one home run and three RBIs.
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz and shortstop Elvis Andrus have hit safely in all 10 postseason games this year. Cruz left Wednesday's game in the fifth inning with tightness in his hamstring and is listed as day-to-day.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano homered Wednesday, his fourth in five ALCS games. That matches the four hit by Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton. They are just the second set of players in any postseason series to hit at least four home runs apiece. Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria each hit four in 2008.
"It's as good as it gets," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of Cano's power.
Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run in the eighth inning and drove in two runs. The Yankees are 39-9 this season when Granderson drives in a run (36-8 in the regular season and 3-1 in the postseason).
Righthander Colby Lewis gets the start for Texas in Friday's Game 6 against righthander Phil Hughes.