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Red Sox get blasted in series opener vs. Yankees

NEW YORK — Bobby Valentine sat in the interview room at Yankee Stadium on Friday afternoon and said without the slightest hint of irony that he liked the direction his Red Sox were going in.

General manager Ben Cherington said earlier in the day he couldn’t conceive of a scenario where he would deal off veteran players before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline. The Sox, he insisted, were focused on the postseason.

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