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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui (55) is knocked (Credit: Freelance/Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui (55) is knocked down by a pitch from Boston Red Sox' Hunter Jones in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Photo by John Dunn)

Red Sox at Yankees

The Red Sox-Yankee rivalry heats up for the final time in the regular season.

New York Yankees' Nick Swisher (33) jumps on
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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher (33) jumps on teammates after clinching the American League East Division title with a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, celebrates with
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New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira, right, celebrates with teammates Mariano Rivera, front left, and Jose Molina after the Yankees clinched the American League East with a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

Alex Rodriguez #13 and Mark Teixeira #25
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Alex Rodriguez #13 and Mark Teixeira #25 of the New York Yankees celebrate after scoring in the sixth inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui, right,
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New York Yankees designated hitter Hideki Matsui, right, follows through on a sixth-inning, two-run single in their baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium.

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees runs on a second inning single against the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees head trainer Gene Monahan, left,
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New York Yankees head trainer Gene Monahan, left, and manager Joe Girardi, right, watch starting pitcher Andy Pettitte, center, in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in New York. Pettitte was struck on the leg by a hit from Red Sox's Mike Lowell earlier in the inning.

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees follows through on a second-inning single against the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees
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Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees follows through on a first inning single against the Boston Red Sox on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

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Paul Byrd #36 of the Boston Red Sox
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Paul Byrd #36 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch against the New York Yankees on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

Boston Red Sox's Mike Lowell connects on a
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Boston Red Sox's Mike Lowell connects on a first-inning RBI, that bounced off the leg of New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte allowing a run to score, in their game at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees
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Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees bobbles the ball after a Mike Lowell hit defelected off Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte allowing the Boston Red Sox a first-inning run on September 27, 2009 at Yankee Stadium.

New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte delivers in
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New York Yankees starter Andy Pettitte delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (September 27, 2009)

Fans behind the plate react as Boston Red
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Fans behind the plate react as Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek catches New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui's second-inning foul-out in their game at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009, in New York.

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New York Yankees' Melky Cabrera hits a solo
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New York Yankees' Melky Cabrera hits a solo home run off Boston Red Sox's Paul Byrd in the third inning of their game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Brett Gardner #11
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees gets caught in a run down between third base and home by Victor Martinez #41 of the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Gardner made it safely back to third base. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

New York Yankees' Nick Swisher (33) looks at
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New York Yankees' Nick Swisher (33) looks at the crowd in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' Robinson Cano (24) celebrates his
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New York Yankees' Robinson Cano (24) celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees checks something over with an umpire during the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees is checked over by manager Joe Girardi #27 and medical staff after being hit by a pitch during the game against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Jose Molina #26
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Jose Molina #26 of the New York Yankees looks on after Kevin Youkilis #20 of the Boston Red Sox was hit with a foul ball on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees makes a third inning catch on a ball hit by Jed Lowrie (not pictured) of the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees makes a third inning catch on a ball hit by Jed Lowrie (not pictured) of the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Derek Jeter #2
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrates the final against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Johnny Damon #18
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees watches his eigth inning two run single against the Boston Red Sox on September 26, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) leads off
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New York Yankees' Derek Jeter (2) leads off first base in the sixth inning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia (52) throws out
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New York Yankees' CC Sabathia (52) throws out Boston Red Sox' Mike Lowell, left, in the seventh inning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' Phil Hughes (65) pitches to
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New York Yankees' Phil Hughes (65) pitches to the Boston Red Sox in the eighth inning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

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Boston Red Sox' Victor Martinez (41) chases New
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Boston Red Sox' Victor Martinez (41) chases New York Yankees' Brett Gardner (11) back to third base in the eighth inning Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees beat the Red Sox 3-0. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui (55) is knocked
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New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui (55) is knocked down by a pitch from Boston Red Sox' Hunter Jones in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees' Joba Chamberlain (62) pitches to
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New York Yankees' Joba Chamberlain (62) pitches to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Yankee Stadium in New York. (Photo by John Dunn)

New York Yankees Mark Teixeira greets teammate Alex
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New York Yankees Mark Teixeira greets teammate Alex Rodriguez at home plate after Rodriguez hit a two run home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Friday, Sept. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates after hitting a homerun in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez rounds the bases after hitting a two-run home run against Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting
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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after hitting a two-run home run as Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, left, looks on during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Jon Lester #31
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox lays on the mound after being hit in the knee by the New York Yankees Melky Cabrera #53 line drive during the game on September 25, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25:Alex Rodriguez #13 of
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25:Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a two run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 25, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates at home plate after hitting a two run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the game on September 25, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Jon
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox is tended to by teammates, trainers and coach Terry Francona after being struck by a ball hit by Melky Cabrera #53 of the New York Yankees in the third inning of the game at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Designated hitter Hideki
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Designated hitter Hideki Matsui #55 of the New York Yankees dodges a pitch by Hunter Jones #62 of the Boston Red Sox (not pictured) in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees steals second base ahead of the tag from Alex Gonzalez #3 of the Boston Red Sox in the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Jon
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Starting pitcher Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox gets set on the mound in the first inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 25, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City, New York. Lester left the game after being hit in the knee by Melky Cabrera in the third inning. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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