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Boston beatdown belittles Bombers

The 2013 Yankees are contenders? Not the way they lost this weekend at Fenway

Updated: September 16, 2013, 2:06 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- At a point in the season when the Yankees need to be playing at their best, they are playing at their worst.

At a point in their season when their pitchers need to be pinpoint precise, they have suddenly gotten sloppy. Outfielders with enough Gold Gloves to fill a wall of airport lockers are suddenly misjudging routine fly balls. Hitters known for painstakingly working the count are now swinging at first pitches, even when the opposing pitcher can't find home plate with a GPS.

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