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What did we learn from Red Sox-Yankees? They're both ready for a long summer

Updated: April 8, 2010, 11:51 AM ET
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- The Red Sox left town following Wednesday's extra-inning loss and headed for Kansas City, the Yankees down to Tampa, Chapter One of Six finally in the books.

Over the first three games of the season, there were moments tantalizing (Dustin Pedroia's late-game home run off Chan Ho Park in the opener, Curtis Granderson's 10th-inning heat-seeker off Jonathan Papelbon in the finale) and tense (the claustrophobic walls of doubt closing in on David Ortiz after only 48 hours of regular-season ...

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