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Chamberlain walks tightrope ... again

Unreliable reliever just barely builds bridge in Wednesday's win; is he enough?

Updated: July 22, 2010, 12:14 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The anxiety level kept rising with each ball that New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain threw. There were two outs in the seventh, and the eighth-inning man was on the job early, asked to protect a one-run lead with Los Angeles Angels' Torii Hunter on first.

Before Chamberlain even threw a pitch, Hunter was taking off for second.

By the time Chamberlain started toward the plate, Mike Napoli, the batter, saw the jump and just let the pitch -- which was ...

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