The Red Sox jumped out to a quick 10-1 lead by the fifth inning, but the Yankees managed to come all the way back to the point where they put the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning, only to see Robinson Cano strikeout to end the game 10-8.

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The loss combined with a Rays win has knocked the Yankees back into second place by half a game. The magic number to clinch a playoff spot is still three, which means the Yankees can still get it done in this series against the Red Sox. However, they have Ivan Nova going today and Dustin Moseley going tomorrow, so they have their work cut out for them.

With the way the Yankees hit Josh Beckett, and with Andy Pettitte on the mound, they really should have won this game. They can make up for it by winning the next two, but dropping this series would be disappointing (although it wouldn’t necessarily mean anything).

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