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Jon Lester vs. the Yankees
Derek Jeter has had the most at-bats and success against Lester. He’s 9-for-24 (.375) with two RBIs and two walks. Alex Rodriguez is only 4-for-16, but has made the most of his hits with two homers and four RBIs. Marcus Thames, in a sample size not big enough to determine anything, is 1-for-2 with a homer. Mark Teixeira is 4-for-14 with a homer. The rest of the Yankees have struggled against the lefty. Robinson Cano (.227) and Nick Swisher (.133), in particular.

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A.J. Burnett vs. the Red Sox
Mike Cameron has done well against Burnett (.364) and David Ortiz (.273, 3 HR, 8 RBI) has done the most damage. Dustin Pedroia is 7-for-25 with two homers and nine walks. Marco Scutaro is 6-for-19 (.316). Adrian Beltre (.231) and Victor Martinez (.235) have had their troubles. The current Red Sox roster is hitting a collective .254 off the hard-throwing righty.

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