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Nick Swisher makes the catch for a first-inning (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Nick Swisher makes the catch for a first-inning force out of Dustin Pedroia. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Yankees vs. Red Sox

The Yankees and Red Sox split the first two games of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium.

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees
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Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fourth inning home run against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug 19, 2012))

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees
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Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees celebrates his fourth inning home run against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug 19, 2012)

Ichiro Suzuki follows through on his fourth inning
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Ichiro Suzuki follows through on his fourth inning home run against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug 19, 2012)

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Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Red Sox. (Aug.
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Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Red Sox. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches
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Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Yankees. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Curtis Granderson connects on a first-inning RBI double.
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Curtis Granderson connects on a first-inning RBI double. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Nick Swisher makes the catch for a first-inning
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Nick Swisher makes the catch for a first-inning force out of Dustin Pedroia. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Injured Yankees CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Alex
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Injured Yankees CC Sabathia, Andy Pettitte and Alex Rodriguez look on against the Red Sox. (Aug. 19, 2012)

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Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Red Sox. (Aug.
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Hiroki Kuroda pitches against the Red Sox. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Josh Beckett stands on the mound after surrendering
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Josh Beckett stands on the mound after surrendering a first-inning run. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches
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Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Yankees. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches
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Josh Beckett of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Yankees. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hangs on the
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Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine hangs on the dugout rail during a game against the Yankees. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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Boone Logan pitches in relief during the seventh
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Boone Logan pitches in relief during the seventh inning. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Just before being named to the Yankees 2012
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Just before being named to the Yankees 2012 spring training roster, Phelps and his wife, Maria, had their first child, Adeline.

Derek Jeter waits in the on-deck circle during
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Derek Jeter waits in the on-deck circle during a game against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford steals second base
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Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford steals second base as Jayson Nix applies a late tag in the first inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left, is
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Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, left, is greeted by Cody Ross after he hit a two-run home run in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead over the Yankees. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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David Phelps composes himself after giving up a
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David Phelps composes himself after giving up a home run to Gonzalez. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Nick Swisher singles in the first inning of
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Nick Swisher singles in the first inning of a game against the Red Sox. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Phil Hughes looks on after surrendering a three-run
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Phil Hughes looks on after surrendering a three-run home run to Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Russell Martin celebrates his home run in the
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Russell Martin celebrates his home run in the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Derek Jeter connects on a home run during
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Derek Jeter connects on a home run during the fifth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

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David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox talks
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David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox talks in the dugout before a game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Phil Hughes pitches during a game against the
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Phil Hughes pitches during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Curtis Granderson follows through on a home run
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Curtis Granderson follows through on a home run in the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Storm clouds pass over the game between the
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Storm clouds pass over the game between the Yankees and the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

Curtis Granderson celebrates his home run during the
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Curtis Granderson celebrates his home run during the second inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Aug. 17, 2012)

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Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees
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Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees follows through on his first inning home run against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on Friday, August 17 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

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