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The good and bad from Yankees series

Updated: April 8, 2010, 11:19 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

A pick-six of thoughts on the Red Sox in the aftermath of Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees, who took two out of three in their season-opening series:

1. It's never a good thing when your biggest acquisition of the winter, an $82.5 million investment counted upon to deliver the goods over the next five seasons, almost doesn't make his debut because of "personal issues." A source told ESPN Boston's Joe McDonald that the team gave John Lackey the option of not pitching, ...

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