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Bullpen's bumpy ninth in Yankees' win gives fans a glimpse of life sans Mo Rivera

Updated: August 13, 2013, 2:28 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Ninth innings are kind of like commercial airline flights.

You know you've had a good one when you've either slept through the whole thing or watched it with a kind of bemused detachment and a pulse of no more than 72 beats per minute.

They're not supposed to be exciting. And they better not be scary.

Since 1997, those are the kind of ninth innings Yankee fans have become accustomed to. Metallica plays, Mariano Rivera trots in from the bullpen, ...

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