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Rain puts damper on race with Rays

Friday's washout means three games in 21 hours to close regular season for Yankees

Updated: October 2, 2010, 1:12 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- If it is possible for the New York Yankees to have had a bad day while their season-long nemeses, the Tampa Bay Rays, were getting shut out by Bruce Chen and the lowly Kansas City Royals, then Friday was that day.

It will be 48 hours before we know for sure how damaging a body blow Mother Nature landed on the Yankees' AL East hopes when her persistence in soaking Fenway Park finally persuaded the umpires to call the scheduled game between the Yankees and Red Sox after nearly three-and-a-half ...

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