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Game 53: June 1, 2007 Yankees 9 W: Chien-Ming Wang (4-4) 23-29, 2 game winning streak5-11-2 series record Red Sox 5 L: Tim Wakefield (5-6) 36-17, 2 game losing streak14-3-2 series record Highlights: The streak goes on. Kevin Youkilis tapped an infield single in the sixth to bring the total to 23. Manny Ramirez partnered with the left field wall and Dustin Pedroia to hose Alex Rodriguez at the keystone sack for the second out of the third. Ahem. So, how does this sound? “Go ahead, keep cheering. That Cano homer really helps you in that 13 and a half game difference in that standings.” You see, I was at last night’s game and I had the oddest revelation. Despite being surrounded by Yankee fans, the universe’s experts in front-running smack talk and have been for what seems to be seasons on end, I was at a loss in how best to cuttingly remind them that their battle is not against the Red Sox. You would think some of their clever aphorisms would have thoroughly infested my cerebral cortex, but duplicating their rarefied talent is no small feat. “Too bad those six runs in the fourth aren’t games, because...


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