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Yankees-Rays: Joe Girardi Lies When Saying Winning the Division Is Important

the Yankees' painful 1-0 loss to the Rays in 11 innings on Monday night, Manager Joe Girardi told MLB.com that "the division is important because everyone wants their home fans behind them as long as you can. We had it last year and it worked out very well for us. It's important to us."

He was obviously not telling the truth.

If you really feel that it's important to win the American League East and secure home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs rather than sneak in as the Wild Card and have to play all your Game 1's on the road, then you wouldn't bring in Sergio Mitre to pitch the 11th inning of a scoreless game with first place on the line in mid-September rather than go to Mariano Rivera, David Robertson, or Joba Chamberlain.

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