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Red Sox streak stopped by Yankees in the Bronx

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Ken Bell

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Pettitte, Rivera pitch Yankees past Red Sox 4-2

By MIKE FITZPATRICK=

AP Sports Writer=

NEW YORK (AP) _ Andy Pettitte pitched the Yankees to their first win of the season and Mariano Rivera made a successful return to the mound in New York's 4-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.

Brett Gardner and Francisco Cervelli homered for the Yankees, providing some unexpected power to a depleted lineup missing the ``sore four'' _ Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson. All those All-Stars are on the disabled list, and without them New York dropped its first two games at home to the rival Red Sox.

Gardner and Cervelli each hit a solo shot, the first homer for both since they went back-to-back off Baltimore's Tommy Hunter on Sept. 6, 2011. Neither player spent much time on the active big league roster last season.

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