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Does Yankees’ Heartbreaking Loss Show Comeback Magic Is Wearing Off?

class="ui-droppable">Losing to the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Thursday night in heartbreaking fashion suggests that the New York Yankees don't have quite enough comeback magic to qualify for the 2013 playoffs.

Prior to the 9-8, extra-inning defeat, the Bombers had been on a thrilling hot streak. They swept the previous series against the Chicago White Sox, and over a larger sample, posted an 18-8 record dating back to Aug. 9.

Despite Boston's all-around superiority this season, there was reason for optimism leading up to the opener of this four-game set. The Yankees had Ivan Nova, the American League Pitcher of the Month for August, taking the mound. The 26-year-old right-hander had contributed quality starts in nine of his past 10 ...

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