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Another daydream for the Red Sox

The apparently nocturnal Red Sox have the best record in baseball at night, a sparkling 51-30.

But they’re 12-18 in day games and that pesky sun got the way again today.

With the score 2-2 in the sixth inning, John Lackey allowed a pair of two-out singles. The next hitter, Robinson Cano, hit a line drive to right field that J.D. Drew probably should have caught but seemed to lose in the sun.

“I think on some days J.D. might have a play. Pretty tough sun field today,” Terry Francona said.

One run scored. Lackey flung both arms in the air in disgust then allowed another RBI single, this one by Jorge Posada.

By the end, the Yankees had a 5-2 win and the Sox had failed to gain ground on a day the Rays lost.

So far, this has been a fairly uneventful Sox-Yankees series, hasn’t it? No walk-offs, brush-backs or angry words, just two normal games. But we do have two games left for that to change.

Josh Beckett and A.J. Burnett tomorrow. Plenty of heat there. The good news for the Sox?

8:05 p.m. first pitch.

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