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Posted By Alex Belth On July 13, 2007 @ 6:32 am In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled

The Yanks [1] started the second half right with a 7-3 [2] victory over the Devil Rays in Tampa Bay. Stop the presses, they are a .500 team again. I didn’t catch but the last two innings though on the count of I met up with a group of old New York Giant fans up the block (Cait Murphy came and spoke about her new book, Crazy ’08 [3], which looks excellent). But I was thrilled to learn that the Bombers caught James Shields [4] on an off-night. Andy Pettitte wasn’t great, but he was good enough as Bobby Abreu led the offense. Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Abreu hit back-to-back-to-back dingers in the fourth inning. Sweet.

Jeff Karstens [5] had a re-hab start. Be nice to see him back in the bigs, huh?

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[1] The Yanks: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/13/sports/baseball/13yankees.html?_r=1&ref=baseball&oref=slogin

[2] 7-3: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/boxscores/2007/07/12/16530_boxscore.html

[3] Crazy ’08: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/crazy-08/

[4] James Shields: http://www.sptimes.com/2007/07/13/Rays/New_start__new_loss.shtml

[5] Jeff Karstens: http://www.nypost.com/seven/07132007/sports/yankees/solid_rehab_start_may_help_karstens_break_back_in_yankees_dan_tomasino.htm

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