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Vazquez an unlikely hero for Yankees

Javy is called upon to make rare relief appearance and ends up with win vs. Red Sox

Updated: May 18, 2010, 2:27 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Javier Vazquez had egg on his face when Monday night began. A contender for the NL Cy Young award last year, turned into a mop-up man, the last option of a beleaguered manager working with a depleted bullpen.

When Monday night ended, Marcus Thames had pie on his face, and Vazquez had a most unlikely win on his résumé.

"Baseball, it's a funny game, what can I say, man?" Vazquez said afterward. "I mean, to get a win as a reliever from one at-bat? ...

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