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Soriano perfect in debut as bridge to Mo

Setup man sets aside differences with Brian Cashman, tames Tigers on Opening Day

Updated: April 1, 2011, 10:47 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Rafael Soriano said, "A lot of people got mad in the Dominican."

In January, on the day Soriano signed his fat new contract with the New York Yankees, the man responsible for bringing players to the Bronx, GM Brian Cashman, said he would not have spent the Yankees' money that way.

"In the paper in the Dominican it can make people mad," Soriano said Thursday after pitching a perfect eighth inning in his Yankees debut.

Soriano's family and friends were upset ...

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