Yanks don't want East title? It shows

One thing's clear: Whatever Joe Girardi is doing, it better work come October

Updated: September 25, 2010, 12:36 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees say they don't care about winning the AL East, and it's just as well, because if their season had ended Friday night, they would have finished up a second-place team.

The Yankees got laid out, waxed, flattened -- choose your favorite adverb of mass destruction -- 10-8 by the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in a game not nearly as close as the final score. Meanwhile, 1,200 miles south, the Tampa Bay Rays were beating the Seattle Mariners ...

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