The Yankees, who take their MLB-best record of 52-33 into the midseason break, were powered in the series finale Sunday night by pitcher Ivan Nova, who struck out 10 en route to his 10th win of the season.
The Bronx Bombers' only loss against the Sox came in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, pushing their record to 5-1 against Boston this season.
All-Star Game festivities kick off Monday night in Kansas City with the annual Home Run Derby, featuring New York's own Robinson Cano, followed by the American League-National League matchup on Tuesday night.
Pedro Ciriaco of the Boston Red Sox steals third as Jayson Nix of the New York Yankees is unable to field the throw in the seventh inning during the second game of a doubleheader at Fenway Park July 7, 2012.View Full Caption
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Ivan Nova of the New York Yankees pitches against the Boston Red Sox while the sun sets over Fenway Park during their game on July 8, 2012.View Full Caption
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Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the New York Yankees during their game on July 8, 2012 at Fenway Park.View Full Caption