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Bartolo Colon-O-Meter: Hard Work Is Rewarded

Bartolo Colon, the Yankees' veteran pitcher and repository of ultimate philosophical truths, battled once more against entropy and meaninglessness on Saturday. Also against the Baltimore Orioles. A hit batsman and an error behind him put Colon on the ropes in the first inning, but he struck out Mark Reynolds with the bases loaded, then lasted through the fifth inning, by which time the Yankees had taken the lead for keeps. Final line: 5 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 6 K, 105 pitches. Life is not without toil, but the spirit can prevail.

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