NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Though the Yankees have all but lost their division lead during an inconsistent road trip, a date with the crosstown rival Mets may be what they need to get it back.
The Yankees look to win for the 12th time in 15 meetings as this year’s version of the Subway Series begins Monday night at Citi Field.
“I remember the first one. Now we play them every year, so we just know every year we’re going to play the Mets,” Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said. “It’s more for the fans. … Fans love it. I think they get good joy out of it.”
Unable to complete a three-game sweep at Tampa Bay with Sunday’s 8-3 loss after losing two of three at Baltimore, the Yankees (30-19) conclude their trip with this brief two-game stay in Queens.