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Yankees manager Joe Girardi walks off the field

Yankees manager Joe Girardi walks off the field to cheers from the crowd after being tossed by third base umpire Tim Welke after arguing about a double by Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks that hit down the left field line in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

The Yankees lost the first two games before winning the third game of a four-game set to the Tigers in Detroit.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, front, tosses his cap
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, front, tosses his cap after being ejected by third base umpire Tim Welke, rear, after arguing about a double by Detroit's Andy Dirks that hit down the left field line in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry cannot reach
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Detroit Tigers center fielder Quintin Berry cannot reach a ball hit by Raul Ibanez during the second inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base umpire Tim Welke (not pictured) as second base umpire Bob Davidson, left, blocks the way after a disputed call in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi walks off the field
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi walks off the field to cheers from the crowd after being tossed by third base umpire Tim Welke after arguing about a double by Detroit Tigers' Andy Dirks that hit down the left field line in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, is tossed by
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi, left, is tossed by third base umpire Tim Welke, right, after arguing about a double by Detroit's Andy Dirks that hit down the left field line in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base umpire Tim Welke (not pictured) after being thrown out of a game in the fifth inning. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base umpire Tim Welke and second base umpire Bob Davidson, right, during a disputed call during the fifth inning a game against the Detroit Tigers. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with third base umpire Tim Welke as second base umpire Bob Davidson, left, blocks the way during a disputed call in the fifth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (August 9, 2012)

Mark Teixeira hits a sacrifice fly to center
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Mark Teixeira hits a sacrifice fly to center field to score Derek Jeter during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Prince Fielder gestures before an at-bat against the
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Prince Fielder gestures before an at-bat against the Yankees. (Aug. 8, 2012)

CC Sabathia warms up prior to the start
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CC Sabathia warms up prior to the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Mark Teixeira reacts after being hit by a
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Mark Teixeira reacts after being hit by a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Aug. 8, 2012)

CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning of
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CC Sabathia pitches during the first inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Curtis Granderson is congratulated by teammates Eric Chavez
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Curtis Granderson is congratulated by teammates Eric Chavez #12 and Robinson Cano #24 after hitting a three-run home run. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Curtis Granderson hits a three-run home run during
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Curtis Granderson hits a three-run home run during the third inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Curtis Granderson rounds the bases after hitting a
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Curtis Granderson rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning. (Aug. 8, 2012)

Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes sits in the
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Yankees starting pitcher Phil Hughes sits in the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning of a game against the Tigers. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello pitches against the
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Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello pitches against the Yankees in the first inning. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Miguel Cabrera, right, is congratulated by third base
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Miguel Cabrera, right, is congratulated by third base coach Gene Lamont after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Eric Chavez, right, is congratulated by Mark Teixeira
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Eric Chavez, right, is congratulated by Mark Teixeira after Chavez hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante, with shortstop
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Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante, with shortstop Jhonny Peralta, rear, watching, throws to first after forcing out Derek Jeter. (Aug. 7, 2012)

New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the
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New York Yankees' Curtis Granderson celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a double by Robinson Cano in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (Aug 6, 2012)

Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitches against the
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Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander pitches against the New York Yankees in the first inning. (Aug 6, 2012)

Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta, left, scores past New
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Detroit Tigers' Jhonny Peralta, left, scores past New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin (55) on a single by Austin Jackson in the fifth inning. (Aug 6, 2012)

New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova pitches against
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New York Yankees starter Ivan Nova pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning. (Aug 6, 2012)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, top, turns
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, top, turns the ball after getting a force out on Detroit Tigers' Prince Fielder (28) to turn a double play on Brennan Boesch at first in the fourth innings. (Aug 6, 2012)

New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez reacts after being
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New York Yankees' Raul Ibanez reacts after being called out on strikes in the second inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers. (Aug 6, 2012)

Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante fields a
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Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante fields a grounder hit by New York Yankees' Robinson Cano for what would be the third out of the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2012)

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