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Bombers win with small ball, for change

The Yanks topped the Mets with a wacky seventh inning, including a most curious bunt

Updated: May 23, 2011, 9:55 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- There were times in Sunday's rubber game between the Yankees and Mets at Yankee Stadium when it seemed as if Joe Girardi was managing more to prove a point than to win a ballgame.

And no time was the feeling more apparent than in the seventh inning, when, with runners at first and second, no one out and the game tied at 3, Girardi chose to take the bat out of the hands of Curtis Granderson, his team's leading home run hitter, in favor of giving up an out via a sacrifice bunt.

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