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Yankees-Twins: Coke Earns First Career Save and Yanks Win Sixth Straight

Published by on May 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Besides Mariano Rivera, Phil Coke has been Joe Girardi's most reliable guy out of the bullpen. Due to the fact that Rivera has been used on back-to-back days for a total of four innings, Girardi knew he couldn't go to his closer in the late innings of the game.

Enter Phil Coke.

Andy Pettitte managed to pitch into the seventh inning, but he couldn't finish. The Yankees had watched their 6-2 lead slowly be chipped away from the second inning. The score was 7-4 when Pettitte left the mound, and the Twins were threatening.

Edwar Ramirez wasn't able to shut down the Twins, and suddenly the score was 7-5. Justin Morneau was the next batter due up, and Ramirez's night was over.

Coke entered with two ...

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