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The New York Yankees Take Sole Posession of First

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 1, 2010

CHICAGO - AUGUST 29: Manager Joe Girardi #28 of the New York Yankees talks with (L-R) Francisco Cervelli #29, Derek Jeter #2, Nick Swisher #33 and Robinson Cano #24 at the mound during a pitching change against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 29, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Yankees defeated the White Sox 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Phil Hughes was not at his best tonight, but he had the benefit of a nine run night by the Yankees offense that included homers by Mark Teixeira, Nick Swisher, and Curtis Granderson, as the Yankees beat the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox both lost, giving the Yankees sole possession of first place and a bigger lead in the Wild-Card.

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