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Red Sox look to clinch AL East in Bronx

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

NEW YORK -- The last time the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got together on July 1, Aaron Hicks hit three homers and David Price was roughed up. It added up to an 11-1 rout for the Yankees and both teams exited Yankee Stadium tied for first place in the American League East.

It seemed the dogfight for AL East supremacy was on, but the Red Sox gradually pulled away. When the rivals get together Tuesday night for the opener of a three-game series, they will have differing goals.

The game was originally scheduled to start in the afternoon but was moved back six hours due to the forecast of heavy rain in New York.

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AL Wins
Rank Name W
1 B. Snell, TB19
2 C. Kluber, Cle18
3t R. Porcello, Bos17
3t L. Severino, NYY17
5t C. Carrasco, Cle16
5t J. Happ, NYY16
5t J. Verlander, Hou16
8t C. Morton, Hou15
8t D. Price, Bos15
10t G. Cole, Hou14
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NL Wins
Rank Name W
1 M. Scherzer, Was17
2t J. Lester, ChC16
2t M. Mikolas, StL16
2t A. Nola, Phi16
5 K. Freeland, Col15
6t J. Chacín, Mil14
6t Z. Godley, Ari14
6t Z. Greinke, Ari14
9t J. Quintana, ChC13
9t J. Taillon, Pit13
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