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Game 123: August 23, 2009 Yankees8W: C.C. Sabathia (15-7)H: Phil Hughes (14)78-46, 1 game winning streak Red Sox4L: Josh Beckett (14-5)70-53, 1 game losing streak Highlights: Joe Morgan’s microphone malfunctioned for a blissful half inning. There was little else joyful about the closing game of this series. From Josh Beckett’s first pitch (which Derek Jeter deposited in the Red Sox bullpen for his 2,700th hit) to Mariano Rivera’s final cutter (that Jacoby Ellsbury whiffed on), every play demonstrated that the Yankees have the best team money can buy.Who needs to go all out on a short fly to shallow left when your bats will bail you out? That seemed to be Johnny Damon, Derek Jeter, and Melky Cabrera’s collective attitude when they let Mike Lowell’s blooper bounce for a single in the sixth. That carelessness led to Kevin Youkilis advancing to third and then scoring on Rocco Baldelli’s sacrifice fly to right.ESPN producers have two annoying camera techniques: the follow shot, in which the camera man attempts to jog alongside his subject, and the extreme close-up, where the audience can observe every pore and follicle of the player. Since Beckett relinquished five home runs, including two to Hideki Matsui, ESPN...


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