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Young right-hander makes like Maddux as Yanks notch third consecutive sweep

Updated: June 19, 2012, 1:26 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

WASHINGTON -- About an hour before Sunday afternoon's game between the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals, a couple of beat writers were chatting with Cory Wade, one of the more thoughtful and articulate members of the Yankees' bullpen.

Wade was recounting what he had learned during his brief association with the incomparable Greg Maddux, their paths having crossed as Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008, which was Wade's rookie season and Maddux's last stop in the big leagues.

"One ...

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