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5 Things We Learned about Andy Pettitte’s Playoff Race Impact in His Return

New York Yankees needed Andy Pettitte's first start since June to go well on Wednesday. Entering the day, their starting rotation was in a bit of a funk and very much in need of a pick-me-up.

As if there was any doubt that he would—and I suppose there was some—Pettitte delivered.

The Yankees' 40-year-old lefty pitched five shutout innings against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a doubleheader, leading the Bombers to a 4-2 win. They went on to sweep the doubleheader, ultimately allowing themselves to maintain their slim half-game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East.

It became clear a few weeks ago that it wasn't going to be easy for the Yankees to wrap up their third AL East title in the last four years. ...

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