What slump? Swisher finally busts loose

After 4-for-36 start, switch-hitter's homer, double give Yankees a big lift in Game 3 win

Originally Published: October 31, 2009
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- He found out the news from his manager Thursday afternoon in the clubhouse. Nick Swisher wouldn't play in Game 2 of the World Series, and it was what he called a "heartbreaking" decision.

But Swisher didn't sulk or complain and accepted his benching. Perhaps the time off was helpful, because in his return to the starting lineup Saturday night, Swisher homered, doubled and scored two runs in the New York Yankees' 8-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The dormant ...

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