One bad mistake snowballed for Lackey

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NEW YORK — It started with one hiccup.

John Lackey had strong-armed the first three batters the Yankees ran at him in Saturday’s game, pumping in 94-mile-per-hour fastballs that Brett Gardner and Brian Roberts could only bounce across the infield grass.

The only reason Jacoby Ellsbury got on was because after looking at three heaters from Lackey, he decided to bunt the fourth one down the left side of the infield.

With two outs and Ellsbury on first, Carlos Beltran wasn’t faring much better.

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