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Joe's lineup gamble comes up craps

Why Girardi decided to roll dice in Yankees' most important game, only he knows

Updated: October 17, 2012, 11:31 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DETROIT -- Joe Girardi is a man of no known vices.

He rarely swears -- a favorite epithet of his is "patootie" -- hardly drinks (he favors an occasional glass of red wine thinned with an ice cube or two), doesn't smoke, works out diligently, keeps his hair jarhead short and is a devoted husband and father.

So why he chose to become a gambler for the most important Yankees game of the season, only he knows. If he really wanted to roll the dice so badly, there's a casino right here ...

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