They currently sit 10.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East, and 4.5 games behind the Angels and Athletics for the two AL Wild card spots.
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So far this season, the Red Sox are just 1-5 against the Yankees this season, with 12 more meetings on the docket.
Here are the pitching matchups for this weekend’s series:
Friday 7:05 p.m.
Aaron Cook (2-3, 3.50 ERA) vs. Phil Hughes (9-8, 4.09 ERA)
Saturday 4:05 p.m "
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