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Tex, Youk rejoin Yankees lineup for Red Sox series

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Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis are both on the active roster and in the lineup tonight as the Yankees open a three-game series with the Red Sox here at Yankee Stadium.

Teixeira is hitting cleanup and playing first base, while Youkilis is batting second and serving as the designated hitter.

“I’ve been looking forward to this for a few months now,” Teixeira said. “I’m just very happy with how things went; a little bit slower than I’d like. I would have been back the day after I got hurt if they would have let me try. It’s been a long road, but we’re in a great position right now as a team and I just couldn’t be happier with joining the guys again.”

Joe Girardi said that the returns of Teixeira and Youkilis give his lineup a little more flexibility, and also provide a couple of veterans who are used…

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