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Yankees drive a stake in the Red Sox

Just when it was starting to feel like 2004 all over again, the Bombers beat Boston

Updated: September 27, 2010, 4:01 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The rain fell before an ominous wind kicked up in the ninth, a sure sign the ghosts of 2004 were stirring on Stephen King's command. Suddenly the Yankees were losing another ballgame to King's beloved Red Sox, and for the first time the home team's fan base had credible cause to fear the unfathomable:

A collapse that would make the 2004 American League Championship Series feel like a split-squad loss in March.

As Brian Cashman watched it unfold, watched ...

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