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Kevin Jepsen

McCann's Heroics Give Yankees A Comeback Victory Over Rays

NEW YORK — Mark Teixeira brought the fire. Brian McCann brought the water. Down by two in the 12th, Teixeira singled to right to drive in Brett Gardner from third and, as he did so, premature July 4 fireworks exploded above Yankee Stadium. One batter later, McCann blasted Steve Geltz's 1-and-0 fastball into the stands in right, earning the Yankees the come-from-behind, 7-5 win, Friday night and earning him a celebratory water bath at home plate. The rally was sparked by Gardner's leadoff walk and Alex Rodriguez's one-out single, and the victory was as unexpected as the colorful blasts that went off at around 11:30 p.m. With runners on first and second in the top of...

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