Yanks can't bear less than CC's best

Now as much as ever, Bombers' season rests on Sabathia's weary shoulders

Updated: August 30, 2012, 1:01 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- They played the standard "Rocky" music and clips on the Yankee Stadium video board in the ninth, another lame attempt to inspire the world's highest-paid underdogs. The 2012 Yankees were 0-46 when trailing after eight innings, and no Burgess Meredith blast from the past could stop them from falling to 0-47.

Joe Girardi was hot after this unseemly 8-5 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, hot about the offense and the defense and the pitching all at once. "Show me a manager or player ...

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