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Yankees are playing Series spoilers

New York is turning a potential classic into a ho-hum romp toward a 27th title

Updated: November 2, 2009, 7:39 PM ET
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- What if I told you the New York Yankees are ruining this World Series?

What if I said that Andy Pettitte has as many hits as Mark Teixeira?

Or that CC Sabathia has as many pitching wins as George Steinbrenner?

And yet, incredibly, the Yankees can close out this thing with a win Monday night. They can make the Philadelphia Phillies the ex-world champions. They can do what few, if any, people predicted: beat the Phillies in phive.

That's how ...

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