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Crumbling core comes to fore at Fenway

Yankees' aging stars Posada, Jeter, Mo just can't come through the way they used to

Updated: August 8, 2011, 10:00 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- The day began with Jorge Posada losing his job and ended soon after Mariano Rivera blew a save.

In between, Derek Jeter went 0-for-4, got hit by a pitch and grounded out with Brett Gardner on second and a chance to put the Yankees ahead in the ninth inning.

Someone call Deer Park, Texas, and check on Andy Pettitte, because right now, the Core Four is shaking on its foundation.

On a day on which it was never more obvious that a changing of the old guard is in progress, ...

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