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Travis Hafner hits a three-run home run during

Travis Hafner hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

The Yankees almost blew a six-run lead but held on to beat the Los Angeles Angels, 6-5, to avoid the sweep in the final game of a three-game series Sunday in Anaheim.

Yankees hitter Reid Brignac, right, tosses his bat
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Yankees hitter Reid Brignac, right, tosses his bat after striking out to end the top of the sixth inning. (June 16, 2013)

Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of
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Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Yankees during the first inning. (June 16, 2013)

Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia fails to throw
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Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia fails to throw Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels out at first during the sixth inning. (June 16, 2013)

Yankees shortstop Reid Brignac throws Peter Bourjos of
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Yankees shortstop Reid Brignac throws Peter Bourjos of the Los Angeles Angels out at first during the sixth inning. (June 16, 2013)

Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano cannot make a
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Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano cannot make a play on a ball hit by Peter Bourjos of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during the first inning. (June 16, 2013)

Travis Hafner, right, celebrates his three-run home run
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Travis Hafner, right, celebrates his three-run home run with Chris Stewart during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Peter Bourjos just misses
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Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Peter Bourjos just misses a ball hit for a double by Lyle Overbay during the third inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif. (June 16, 2013)

Mariano Rivera warms up during batting practice before
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Mariano Rivera warms up during batting practice before a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013)

Mariano Rivera smiles during batting practice before a
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Mariano Rivera smiles during batting practice before a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013)

CC Sabathia delivers a pitch during the first
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CC Sabathia delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, top, collides
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Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta, top, collides with first baseman Brendan Harris as they try to catch a fly ball by Jayson Nix during the second inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif. (June 16, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Yankees. (June 16, 2013)

Travis Hafner hits a three-run home run during
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Travis Hafner hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels. (June 16, 2013)

Lyle Overbay scores past Los Angeles Angels catcher
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Lyle Overbay scores past Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta on a single by Jayson Nix during the third inning of a game in Anaheim, Calif. (June 16, 2013)

New York Yankees first baseman David Adams cannot
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New York Yankees first baseman David Adams cannot reach a ball hit for an RBI-double by Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton during the seventh inning of a baseball game on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki, right, of Japan,
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New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki, right, of Japan, steals third as Los Angeles Angels third baseman Alberto Callaspo (6) takes a late throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New York Yankees' Reid Brigand, right, talks with
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New York Yankees' Reid Brigand, right, talks with home plate umpire Tony Randazzo after striking out during the seventh inning of their baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo, left,
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Los Angeles Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo, left, tags out New York Yankees' Brett Gardner who runs to first during the first inning of their baseball game on Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps throws
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New York Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps throws to the plate during the first inning of their baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, June 15, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki catches a ball
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Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki catches a ball hit by Los Angeles Angels' Mark Trumbo during the first inning. (June 15, 2013)

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, left, signs autographs for
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Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, left, signs autographs for fans before a game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. (June 15, 2013)

Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, left, signs autographs
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Yankees relief pitcher Joba Chamberlain, left, signs autographs for fans before a game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif. (June 15, 2013)

Reid Brignac, left, collides with Los Angeles Angels
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Reid Brignac, left, collides with Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson after reaching first base on a missed catch. (June 14, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, right,
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, right, delivers to Yankees' Robinson Cano during the first inning. (June 14, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick, top, throws to
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Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick, top, throws to first after forcing out Yankees' Reid Brignac during the third inning. (June 14, 2013)

Yankees' Brett Gardner takes off his helmet after
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Yankees' Brett Gardner takes off his helmet after flying out against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning. (June 14, 2013)

Andy Pettitte pitches during a game against the
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Andy Pettitte pitches during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. (June 14, 2013)

Gosuke Katoh, a second-round draft pick for the
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Gosuke Katoh, a second-round draft pick for the Yankees, poses for photos. (June 14, 2013)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson throws
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Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson throws a pitch during a game against the Yankees. (June 14, 2013)

Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during a game
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Andy Pettitte delivers a pitch during a game against the Angels. (June 14, 2013)

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