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Watch as Yankees play 'Sweet Caroline' to honor Boston

April 17, 2013|By Houston Mitchell

The New York Yankees paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by playing the Fenway Park favorite "Sweet Caroline" at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night. The song has been featured at Boston Red Sox home games since 2002.

The Yankees played the Neil Diamond hit after the third inning against Arizona. Yankees fans sang along, and some people in the crowd wore Red Sox caps and jerseys.

Diamond himself took to Twitter to thank the Yankees.

A ribbon was shown on the scoreboard displaying the insignia of the Red Sox and Yankees and the words: "New York stands with Boston ... Pray for Boston."

There also was a pregame moment of silence.

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