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Yankees relievers carry team to playoffs

Seven unsung pitchers came out of the bullpen to lead the Bombers to the postseason

Updated: September 21, 2011, 8:55 PM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- In the marathon that is a 162-game Major League Baseball regular season, a team is bound to play a few bizarre ones.

The Wednesday afternoon opener of a day-night doubleheader between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays was among the most bizarre -- and the most memorable -- of the past six months.

And after nine innings, and eight -- yes, eight -- Yankees pitchers, the home team had clinched a spot in the postseason for the 45th time in franchise history, courtesy ...

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