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Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Rick Porcello

Today’s links look at the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, the predictive nature of hot starts, and the aggressive approach at the plate.

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MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Managers probably don’t want their teams fighting very often, but both Alex Cora and Aaron Boone acknowledge this past series between the Red Sox and Yankees was good for the game and the rivalry. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald)

What’s even more exciting (or not, depending on how you view this stuff) is that the best is likely yet to come between these two teams. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe)

Evan Drellich would like you to stop calling David Price weak for leaving his last outing after one inning. I co-sign that message. (Evan Drellich; NBC Boston)

The Red Sox have gotten off to a great start and look fantastic, but that’s not a guarantee of future success. (Matt Kory; The Athletic) ($$)

Rick Porcello is getting back to his sinker with good results. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

That the 2016 Cy Young winner has been so good to start is a good sign for Boston’s rotation as a whole. (Shawn McFarland; BP Boston)

Cora came into this season preaching aggressiveness at the plate, and the players have listened. The strategy is paying off. (Ian Browne;

Conor Ryan has an update on Hanley Ramirez and Tyler Thornburg. (Conor Ryan; Masslive)