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Mientkiewicz injured by cameraman, still starts for Yankees vs. Indians

Updated: October 4, 2007, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Doug Mientkiewicz lasted just four innings. The cameraman was done even sooner.

The Yankees first baseman accidentally got tangled up with a TV cameraman and injured his left ankle hours before the New York's playoff opener Thursday night against the Cleveland Indians.

Mientkiewicz, who's had problems with that ankle in the past, started the game. He popped out in his only at-bat and was replaced by pinch-hitter Shelly Duncan in the fifth inning of New York's 12-3 ...

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