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Yankees-Red Sox Series Preview: Streaking Rivals Square Off

Yankees have won four straight, but their arch rivals, the Red Sox, have also won four in a row to climb back over .500 for the first time since beating New York on Opening Night to go 1-0.

That was the only game Boston won in the three-game series, and the Sox went on a huge slide from there, hitting rock bottom on May 2, when they fell to 11-14 after being swept by the last-place Orioles.

But Terry Francona's bunch bounced back by scoring 36 runs in a four-game sweep of the Angels.

Offense hasn't been the problem for Boston, which ranks first in the American League in slugging at .467. It's been the vaunted pitching staff that has struggled, posting a 4.68 ERA, third worst in the AL.

That staff now goes up against the ...

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