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The matchup of longtime division foes lacked much of the intensity that had characterized their rivalry in the past decade, gaining life only at the end after Valentine was ejected — along with Ross and third base coach Jerry Royster. The game was officially announced as a sellout, the 787th in a row at Fenway Park, but there were thousands of no-shows and many of those who did attend were Yankees fans.

They saw Granderson lead off the fourth inning with a homer and, after Alex Rodriguez singled, Cano followed with his career-high 30th home run to make it 3-0. Granderson homered again in the seventh inning after Jeter singled to make it 5-1.

In all, the Yankees have hit 34 homers in 14 games against the Red Sox this season.

The Red Sox made it 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh after back-to-back doubles by Saltalamacchia and Daniel Nava left runners on second and third. One run scored on Gomez’s groundout and another came in on Aviles’ pinch-hit RBI double.

Notes: Jeter scored his 1,860th run, passing Mel Ott for 12th on the career list. … Casey McGehee replaced Jeter at shortstop. … Red Sox broadcaster Joe Castiglione was honored for 30 years with the team in a pregame ceremony. … The Red Sox activated RHP Scott Atchison (right elbow strain) from the 60-day disabled list and transferred LHP Franklin Morales (left shoulder inflammation) to the 60-day DL. … Phelps had not won in four starts since Aug. 13. It’s just the third time in nine starts that he has retired more than 15 batters. … Cook has won just once in 12 starts since June.