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Grady Sizemore powers Red Sox past Yankees, 4-2

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NEW YORK — Grady Sizemore and CC Sabathia were the young stars of the Cleveland Indians a decade ago, the kind of players who made it possible to compete against big-market monsters like the Red Sox and Yankees.

Sabathia became too expensive not to trade and eventually settled in New York with a contract befitting his stardom. Sizemore stayed behind and prospered before numerous injuries drove him out of baseball for two years.

Sizemore returned this season, making a comeback with the Red Sox. For the first time in nearly three years, the old friends faced each other Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

“CC was a great teammate and a good friend,” Sizemore said before the game. “Looking forward to facing him again.”

For Sizemore, it was a reunion to remember. His three-run homer in the sixth inning was the difference as the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 4-2, before a crowd of 44,121.

Edward Mujica pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first save with the Red Sox.

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