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Yanks' bullpen blows lead, bats look anemic again -- but A.J.'s day is silver lining

Updated: July 2, 2010, 11:02 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It would be easy to characterize Friday afternoon's 6-1 Yankees loss to the Blue Jays, a tedious affair that took 11 innings and nearly four hours to complete, as the simple result of yet another implosion by an increasingly unreliable bullpen.

After all, you had Joba Chamberlain, the Eighth-Inning Man, unable to keep the Blue Jays from tying the game in the eighth inning, and David Robertson, for whom a suitable role has been neither designated nor discovered, melting down to ...

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