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09/07/2013 10:57 am ET Updated Nov 07, 2013

Will The Yankees' Patched-up Lineup Make The Playoffs?

AP

No one ever really thought the Yankees were going away.

There were times when it looked dire -- the short-lived tenures of "starting" infielders Alberto Gonzalez and Luis Cruz, for instance, in the dark days just before the return of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez -- but the Yankees haven't been truly out of a playoff race in September since 1992 (and have been out of the playoffs themselves only once since 1995).

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