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Tanaka struggles as Yankees fall to Red Sox; AL East race tightens

Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs while Andrew Benintendi also went deep to continue Masahiro Tanaka’s baffling slide as the Red Sox defeated the Yankees, 5-4, on Tuesday evening at Yankee Stadium.

With the rivals meeting for just the third time this season, Boston’s big bats helped the Red Sox (32-25) close within one game of the division-leading Yankees (32-23), the closest they have been to first place since the beginning of play on April 21.

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