Hub city gearing up for Ranger fans watching game five - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Hub city gearing up for Ranger fans watching game five

By Christie Post - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – It's unusual for bars to expect large crowds during the weekday, but Wednesday is different. Fans flooded in to watch the Rangers vs. Yankees in game 5 of the American League Championship series.

With the Rangers winning three games in a row, bar and restaurants geared up for the big game by adding staff, food and beer to cater to fans watching a game that could have sent the Rangers to the World Series for the very first time.

"I've been a Rangers fan all my life," said Phillip Houchin, Buffalo Wild Wings bartender. "My mom's from Dallas. Pretty much what I've been telling everyone is all I want for my birthday is the Rangers to win so they'll be in the world series." Wednesday night the same pitchers from game one are in the line up, C. J. Wilson and C. C. Sabathia.

Fans say they are on the fence about the Rangers performance Wednesday night, score 7-2 Yankees, but hope they will make a come back in game 6 on their own field.

Bars and restaurants say they expect large crowds Friday because that game will be another chance for the Rangers to head to the World Series.

American League Championship Series Schedule:

Game 6 - New York Yankees at Texas Rangers Friday, Oct. 22 7:05 p.m.

Game 7 - New York Yankees at Texas Rangers Saturday, Oct. 23 7:05 p.m. 

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