Deesha Thosar: Inconsistency of lineup, Gerrit Cole ultimately doomed Yankees

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New York Daily News

NEW YORK — Do or die, and we’re not sure the Yankees were ever awake. Perhaps the Yankees underestimated the Red Sox when they came to Fenway Park on Tuesday night, ready to pick up where they left off in late September, eager to knock Boston out of postseason contention once and for all. Instead the Bronx Bombers, a team that looked grim and withdrawn by the seventh inning of an elimination game, were sent home for good — before getting the chance to play the Rays in a rematch of last year’s ALDS. The Yankees were supposed to show up to the one-game playoff like a force to be reckoned with, o…

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