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Yankees’ Playoff Hopes Fading Fast After Crushing Walk-Off Loss to Red Sox

class="ui-droppable">Much like convenience-store lackey Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith's seminal 1994 film Clerks, the New York Yankees weren't even supposed to be here.

They sold their veteran assets at the August 1 trade deadline and fixed their gaze on the future. They surrendered.

Then, a funny thing happened. They started winning—and kept winning. On Sept. 8, yours truly wrote a rosy, they're-in-this-thing column. 

It's not over, not mathematically anyway. But after a crushing 7-5 defeat against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday, the Yankees' playoff hopes are fading fast.

For most of Thursday's tussle at Fenway Park, New York was in control. The Yanks held a 5-1 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth. Ace Masahiro ...

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