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Yankees get down and dirty in Game 1

Bronx Bombers give blue-collar performance in ALCS opener

Updated: October 16, 2010, 10:35 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Once again, we are reminded that the New York Yankees are bluebloods on payday and blue-collar on game day.

On a night in which they easily could have fallen on their $210 million cover-boy faces, they instead belly-flopped their way to a most unlikely victory in Game 1 of the ALCS, dealing the Texas Rangers the kind of blow few teams could recover from.

Although their MVP candidate, Robinson Cano, had a home run, and their $32 million man, Alex Rodriguez, ...

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