Twin killing masks Yankees' troubles

Core Four members star as Bombers win two at Target Field, but warning signs linger

Updated: May 27, 2010, 10:12 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

MINNEAPOLIS -- Five hours before the final pitch, Derek Jeter strutted through the road dugout as Joe Girardi answered questions from the media. In his best reporter's voice, Jeter belted, "Joe, have you hit the panic button yet?"

Girardi said he had not, even though his team had lost 10 of its last 15 games.

Five hours later, some Core Four magic from Jeter, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera masked panicking signs from Rivera, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and the entire Yankees offense.

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