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Yanks will take whatever A-Rod gives

Desperate Bombers hope A-Rod can bring a spark to clubhouse -- not just a circus

Updated: August 5, 2013, 3:53 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN DIEGO -- After suffering through a weekend of horrors, the Yankees are ready to run off and join the circus.

That was the attitude in their clubhouse following their 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres, a game that completed a 2-4 road trip that leaves them miles behind the Boston Red Sox -- 9½ games with 52 left to play -- and in danger of facing an October without baseball.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and it is with more than a little desperation ...

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