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Joba giveth after Yankees taketh away

Chamberlain contributing again after being stripped of role as eighth-inning reliever

Updated: August 7, 2010, 1:11 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Maybe losing the eighth-inning job woke up Joba Chamberlain.

Chamberlain hasn't allowed a run in five appearances since being replaced in his role as the exclusive set-up man out of the New York Yankees' bullpen.

He extended his scoreless streak to 5 1/3 innings on Friday night by retiring the two hitters he faced in the sixth inning -- one of the few bright spots for the Yankees in an otherwise sloppy 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

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