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April 14, 2014

Yanks make a statement over the weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — This weekend in New York proved one thing .... This isn’t 2013 anymore. The Yankees are better for sure and the Red Sox have some work to do.

The Yankees won 3-2 in a game that had almost everything. It included an overturned call that resulted in the game-winning run, a John Farrell ejection and several strong defensive plays.

The Yankees took three of four games against the Red Sox.

Boston sits in last place in the AL East with a 5-8 record and already have the same number of losses that they had on the final day of April last year. But they aren’t this bad. Their offense is struggling with Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks on the DL and now Dustin Pedroia possibly headed there.

Pedroia was scratched from yesterday’s lineup with a sore left wrist.

If his injury is serious, Boston could be in some serious trouble.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Pedroia will return to Boston to be examined by a doctor this morning. The star second baseman got hurt when he was taken out on a potential double play last weekend against Milwaukee.

Pedroia remained in the lineup all week but Farrell said the soreness “continues to persist and probably gain in intensity.” The 2008 AL MVP is batting .236 with no homers and one RBI in 55 at-bats. He has three extra-base hits and hasn’t drawn a walk all season.

“I think there’s probably a direct correlation to what we’ve seen at the plate,” Farrell said.

Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Farrell.

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