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How the Crippled Yankees Have Pieced Together a Shocking Playoff Contender

class="ui-droppable">After the New York Yankees lost Masahiro Tanaka, the fourth of five Opening Day starters to go down in 2014, you may not have expected them in the last week of July to be kissing the ground and thanking the baseball gods for their pitching.

The largest irony: The area in which they appear to be the most crippled to the naked eye is the same one where you'll find their biggest crutch—hell, their biggest strength.

The Bombers lost their Nos. 1, 3, 4 and 5 arms in CC Sabathia, Ivan Nova, Tanaka and Michael Pineda. They've played nearly four months of baseball for the first time in two decades without one of their most principal winning ingredients in Mariano Rivera.

Yet the Yankees' true source of perseverance ...

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