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Ejections don't usually pay off - except for Yankees
The Yankees beat the Tigers, 4-3, on Thursday after Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning to tie the game and then put the Yankees ahead for good.
But it's tempting to tie the rally to something that happened during the fifth inning: Joe Girardi's ejection for arguing Andy Dirks' double. Dirks lifted a ball down the left field line that Raul Ibanez couldn't...