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The most remarkable thing about this team, however: Once they get the lead, they win. They've lost just one game all year after they've taken the lead. Look at their record when leading at the start of each inning:
That late-inning record, of course, is a testament to the great Mariano Rivera, who recorded his 15th save already on Sunday, and setup man David Robertson -- but also credit to the starting rotation for battling through those middle innings to get the ball to Robertson and Rivera. The Yankees are 11-6 in games in which they score three or four runs. It's a team that doesn't beat itself.