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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees congratulates Francisco Cervelli #17 after Cervelli hit a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Francisco Cervelli emerged as the surprise star in the Yankees' win over Boston.

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz pats
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz pats New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia on the back side after Sabathia struck out Jarrod Saltalamacchia with runers on second and third to end the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees congratulates Francisco Cervelli #17 after Cervelli hit a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox
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John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after Francisco Cervelli #17 of the New York Yankees hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. (Aug. 30, 2011)

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Francisco Cervelli #17 of the New York Yankees
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Francisco Cervelli #17 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after he hit a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits in
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits in the on-deck circle prior to hitting during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston. (Aug. 30, 2011)

CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees
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CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees reacts as Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox rounds third after his solo home run in the fourth inning. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox
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Carl Crawford #13 of the Boston Red Sox rounds first base after his solo home run in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammate Derek Jeter #2 after Granderson scored in the fouth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees
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Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees rounds first base after he hit a double in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees
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Curtis Granderson #14 of the New York Yankees heads for home in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 30, 2011)

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits to
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New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter waits to tag out Boston Red Sox's Marco Scutaro, who tried to stretch a single into a double during the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park. (Aug. 30, 2011)

Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces after being
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Boston Red Sox's Jacoby Ellsbury grimaces after being hit by a pitch from New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park. (Aug. 30, 2011)

John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox
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John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New York Yankees. (Aug. 30, 2011)

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Keegan Bradley is congratulated by Dustin Pedroia #15
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Keegan Bradley is congratulated by Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox after Bradley threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. (Aug. 30, 2011)

New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers
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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers to the Boston Red Sox during the first inning. (Aug. 30, 2011)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi argues with home plate umpire Ed Rapuano after Girardi thought Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Aug. 30, 2011)

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