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With Rivera out, Yankees' pen thrown

The Bombers missed their closer in a big way for Game 1 against the Indians

Updated: July 5, 2011, 4:22 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEVELAND -- Before Monday night, Derek Jeter had missed 18 games with a strained calf. The New York Yankees won 14 of them and, in the process, overtook the Boston Red Sox atop the American League East.

This is not to imply the Yankees don't need their captain, their leadoff hitter and their starting shortstop, but simply to point out that they can win without him.

Now, imagine if it had been Mariano Rivera who missed those 18 games or, more accurately, about six weeks, ...

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