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The Life of Brian

Joel Sherman:

In one sweltering afternoon, Cashman's deadline orchestrations played out ideally. Cory Lidle brought long-missing aptitude to the No. 5 rotation slot. Bobby Abreu cranked out one long at-bat after another to help melt Toronto's resolve in the unforgiving heat. And Craig Wilson fulfilled his mandate as a Yankee, removing the last of the Blue Jays' hope by delivering a big hit off a lefty.