Bye, bye, Bombers ... hello playoffs?

Newfangled Yanks eye October with pitching, defense -- and something to prove

Updated: August 7, 2014, 7:22 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The lineup the Yankees rolled out for Thursday's series finale against the Detroit Tigers was a typical one you'd see on a getaway day matinee after a night game. No Derek Jeter, no Brian McCann, no Mark Teixeira, who is nursing another injury. The pitcher they had on the mound, rookie Shane Greene, was also typical of what they've relied on this season now that four-fifths of their starting rotation is out injured. And yet the Yanks still went out and outdueled Tigers Cy Young candidate ...

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