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The Yankees turned a series of infield hits into three runs in the 11th, aided by a defensive meltdown that included a wide pickoff throw by Matt Wieters and infield throwaways by Robert Andino and Mark Reynolds.

A sloppy ending to another very exciting game -- up until the rain delay. The Yankees are the superior team, which accounts for a lot of what we call luck, but how many times is Derek Jeter going to miss a pitch so bad that the ball barely travels 45 feet and turns into a huge base hit?

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The answer: twice today.

Meanwhile, when Brian Roberts doubles down the right field line, the ball comes off the wall so perfectly that Nick Swisher can make a great throw and Robinson Cano can put the ball right on home plate to cut down the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. And Brett Garder has just enough glove to snag Luke Scott's potential game-turning line drive in left field in the bottom of the eighth.

In the game of inches, the Yankees seem to have have their own tape measure. Tip your hat to them and get them the hell out of town.

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