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Pitching remains Yanks Achilles' Heel

Even with phenom Jesus Montero set to arrive, pitching is still needed to top the Sox

Updated: September 1, 2011, 2:49 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Not even Jesus can save the New York Yankees if they can't figure out a way to beat the Boston Red Sox on a consistent basis.

Not Jesus Montero, anyway. Not unless he can pitch.

The most highly anticipated Yankees rookie since maybe Brien Taylor in the early 1990s is expected to arrive in the visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park in time to be included in the lineup, if manager Joe Girardi sees fit, for Thursday night's series finale between the Yankees and Red Sox.

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