Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/27/12
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. The Red Sox are set for an up-close lesson on how to build a hot streak as they head into New York on Friday night for a series against the Yankees. The Yankees, at 59-39, are tied with the Nationals for the best record in baseball going into Friday. And, although they're returning from a 2-7 road trip that included a four-game sweep at the hands of the Oakland A's,...

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