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    September 2, 2011

    On Baseball: Matchup favored Red Sox, scoreboard favored Yankees

    BOSTON – Observations following the final Red Sox-Yankees game at Fenway Park this year (maybe): Thursday’s game showed how close this rivalry is this year. The pitching matchup of Jon Lester vs. A.J. Burnett made the Red Sox an overwhelming favorite, but Burnett stymied the Sox except for Dustin Pedroia’s two-run homer. Other than that, […]

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    September 2, 2011
    Mark Teixeira

    Pencil in ‘pen as the difference for Yankees

    Mariano Rivera gets the big out for the Yanks, and Alfredo Aceves fails for the Sox.

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    September 1, 2011

    Beckett too much for Yanks again

    Josh Beckett improves to 4-0 against New York this season, and Jacoby Ellsbury hits a pivotal home run.

  • Published
    August 31, 2011
    CC Sabathia

    On Baseball: Red Sox pitching depth should keep them in first

    BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox worked the count against CC Sabathia, pushing his pitch count up quickly. They also got 10 hits against him over six innings. But the Sox could not beat the big left-hander Tuesday night, dropping a 5-2 decision to the New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game series […]

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    August 31, 2011
    Francisco Cervelli, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Ed Rapuano

    Red Sox: Real Sabathia finally stands up

    BOSTON — CC Sabathia finally snapped out of his Red Sox funk, and it took an extra effort to do it.<br><br> Sabathia struck out 10, throwing a season-high 128 pitches in six innings Tuesday night to beat Boston for the first time in five tries and lead New York to a 5-2 victory.<br><br> The Yankees improved to 3-13 this season against the Red Sox, who lead the AL East by a half-game.

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    August 30, 2011
    John Lackey

    Tom Caron: Division winner gets glory… and baseball’s home edge

    Starting tonight, they meet again. The Red Sox and Yankees will spend the next three nights sizing one another up as they roll into the final month of the season. Once again they are fiercely battling for the division title – the winner of this series will move onto Labor Day weekend in first place.<br><br> Does it matter? Barring a major collapse, both will be playing baseball in October. They have run away from the rest of the AL East and any other playoff contenders. The team that's second will undoubtedly win the wild card. And just making the playoffs is the goal, right?

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    August 28, 2011
    Dustin Pedroia, Terry Francona

    Sox wait out delays to sweep Athletics

    Boston gets strong pitching in both games on its way to a pair of rain-soaked wins, 9-3 and 4-0.

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    August 27, 2011
    Jacoby Ellsbury, Scott Sizemore

    One to put behind them

    Oakland raps out six runs in the fourth inning in a rout of Boston that again denies Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield his 200th career victory.

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    August 26, 2011
    Kerwin Danley, Adrian Gonzalez, Yorvit Torrealba

    Sox put on power show

    Adrian Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox powered their way to some payback in Texas.<br><br> Gonzalez homered twice to give him five in four games, Andrew Miller pitched three-hit ball in a spot start and the Red Sox beat the Rangers 6-0 on Thursday night.<br><br> Miller threw 6 1/3 impressive innings and the Red Sox took the final three games in a four-game series between American League division leaders.

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    August 25, 2011

    Ortiz returns, Sox lead AL East

    Big Papi is back in the Boston lineup, and the Red Sox are back in first place.<br><br>David Ortiz had an RBI single on the first pitch he saw in 10 days and scored twice in his return as the Red Sox had another convincing victory over the AL West-leading Texas Rangers, 13-2 . . .

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