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New York Yankees' CC Sabathia pitches in the

New York Yankees' CC Sabathia pitches in the first inning. (July 27, 2010) Credit: AP

We keep saying there's no juice to this series, but here we go again.  The Yankees host the Red Sox and Boston needs a sweep to make a dent in the standings. We don't expect that to happen. Looks like a split of the four game set. 

Friday: Javier Vazquez (9-7, 4.61) vs. Clay Buchholz (11-5, 2.59): The Yankees are revitalized after everyone is relieved of the weight surrounding A-Rod's long ordeal for his 600th home run. They could take it out on Buchholz if Vazquez doesn't spoil the party. Advantage: Yankees.

Saturday: CC Sabathia (13-5, 3.19)  vs. John Lackey  (10-6, 4.48): Sabathia needs to regain his near Cy Young form. Lackey isn't the pitcher the Red Sox thought he would be. Advantage: Yankees.

Sunday: A.J. Burnett (9-9, 4.93) vs. Josh Beckett (3-1, 5.70): Burnett is completely unpredictable. Beckett has looked good since his return. Advantage: Red Sox.

Monday: Dustin Moseley (1-1, 4.13) vs. Jon Lester (11-7, 3.07): Moseley tries to hold on until Andy Pettitte returns. Advantage: Red Sox.  

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