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Girardi benches Cano for lack of hustle; Pavano leaves start with stiff hip

Updated: September 14, 2008, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano was benched Sunday after manager Joe Girardi became upset with his lack of hustle on a fielding play against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Cliff Floyd led off the fourth inning with a hard grounder between first baseman Jason Giambi and Cano. Giambi dived and the ball went off his glove and into right-center field. Cano didn't immediately go after it and Floyd beat right fielder Xavier Nady's throw to second for the unusual double.

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