Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 8/19/12
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. Pedro Ciriaco has absolutely obliterated the Yankees this season, and the Red Sox would prefer if he builds on that success against Hiroki Kuroda and Co. on Sunday. Ciriaco is now 15-for-29 against the Bronx Bombers this season, good for a .517 average. That's a pretty impressive mark, especially considering the unlikely source. The utility man's latest success came on Saturday, when he went 4-for-4 in a 4-1 Red Sox...

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