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Yankees' offensive futility continues

New York on the brink of elimination after scoring only one run in Game 3 loss

Updated: October 17, 2012, 4:04 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has done everything in the American League Championship Series but pick his lineup out of a hat -- or Donald Trump's hair -- and had almost nothing to show for it.

Nick Swisher has been moved down the batting order, and subsequently mothballed. An injured Derek Jeter gave way to Jayson Nix, who yielded the starting shortstop job to Eduardo Nunez for a night. Brett Gardner, who was so rusty the mere thought of him starting a postseason ...

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