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Yanks drop injured Melky from roster; Pena in

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)

Injured outfielder Melky Cabrera has been replaced by backup infielder Ramiro Pena on the New York Yankees' World Series roster.
Cabrera left the Yankees' 7-4 win in Game 4 on Sunday night in the middle of the sixth inning with a slightly strained left hamstring. Cabrera took an awkward swing and appeared to hurt his leg while running out a grounder. Brett Gardner, who took over for Cabrera on Sunday night, got his first career postseason start in center field on Monday night. He was 2 for 5 with three runs and two caught stealings in the postseason. Pena, picked over pinch-runner Freddy Guzman and No. 3 catcher Francisco Cervelli, has not appeared in a game since the regular-season finale on Oct. 4.
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