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Yanks need mojo workin' for weekend

Impressive showing in Baltimore would smooth out Bombers' road to AL East title

Updated: September 6, 2012, 1:54 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The New York Yankees got a gimme Wednesday night, a win over the Tampa Bay Rays that came gift-wrapped courtesy of a shortstop playing out of position, with the help of an opposing manager who got a little too cute for his team's own good.

In fact, they got two gifts. Not only did the Yankees benefit from Elliot Johnson's seventh-inning throwing error to come away with a 6-4 win over the Rays, they also got a reset in their suddenly pressure-packed AL East ...

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