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Vernon Wells turns back the clock

Veteran homers, scores go-ahead run -- and plays infield for first time in 17 years

Updated: May 9, 2013, 2:17 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

DENVER -- Of all the unlikely things that happened Wednesday -- Joe Girardi's pregame decision to bat his pitcher eighth, Mother Nature's decision to stop a torrential downpour just in time for the game between the Yankees and the Colorado Rockies to be played, a rookie third baseman's decision to hold the ball just long enough for the go-ahead run to score -- perhaps the most unlikely event of all was the sight of Vernon Wells, lifelong outfielder, standing out at third base at the start of the ...

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