Bad-luck Berkman drives away boos

With three hits, Yankees newcomer catches a break one night after A-Rod episode

Updated: August 9, 2010, 11:20 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Lance Berkman could see the storm swirling into something ugly. In one week with the New York Yankees, it seemed the only thing he had hit was Alex Rodriguez. That Saturday batting-practice shot sent A-Rod sprawling around as if he were on fire and raised huge concerns.

Rodriguez's bruised shin forced him to miss Saturday's game, but the apologetic Berkman was relieved to see Rodriguez in the lineup on Sunday.

"I'm glad it wasn't a lasting thing that I would ...

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