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New York Yankees: Losing Seven of Eight Is Not the End of the World

a 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay, the Yankees dropped out of first place for the first time since August 3.  They've lost seven of their past eight games, three via the walk-off.  No one player has been entirely blameless during the stretch and many players have played poorly, or not at all.

Some players are dealing with injuries—Nick Swisher has a balky knee, Brett Gardner's wrist required an MRI and Jorge Posada missed time with concussion-like symptoms—but others have simply performed badly.  Derek Jeter has hit .190/.261/.286, Robinson Cano .259/.259/.296 and Mark Teixeira .160/.250/.160.  Marcus Thames and Austin Kearns each had a run of absolute offensive dominance, but both have predictably cooled off.

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