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Rays rain hits on parade of relievers

After storm drives Burnett from game, Yankees bullpen drives crowd crazy in defeat

Updated: September 23, 2010, 3:18 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- For nearly 5½ hours at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, it looked as though manager Joe Girardi was staging his own personal episode of Baseball Survivor, throwing one ill-equipped relief pitcher after another out there, perhaps hoping each would make his job easier by eliminating himself from consideration from the New York Yankees' playoff roster.

And one by one, they did.

Royce Ring, Dustin Moseley, Chad Gaudin and Jonathan Albaladejo came and went ...

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