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For Yanks, W matters most in Motown

Laughter-turned-nail biter gets ugly, but a win was all struggling Bombers needed

Updated: August 9, 2012, 10:22 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- There are no style points in baseball.

This isn't gymnastics or figure skating or even boxing, where the difference between winning and losing can come down to a matter of opinion, and sometimes even when you win, someone is sure to say you didn't win the right way or look good enough doing it.

And that's a good thing for the Yankees, because there was little style in their 12-8 victory Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers and no beauty in the way they went about their ...

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