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Road trip from hell could prove heavenly

What looked to be a tragic West Coast swing is on the verge of becoming a triumph

Updated: June 5, 2011, 2:14 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When they left New York on May 25, this promised to be a brutal road trip for the Yankees, nine games in 10 days on the West Coast against some of the toughest pitchers in the American League.

Now, the calendar has turned to June, eight of those games are in the books and somehow the Yankees have managed to win five of them.

What could have been a damaging, even disastrous trip is now on the verge of turning into a triumph after Saturday night's 3-2 victory over ...

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