Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 5/27/13
Though the New York Yankees have all but lost their division lead during an inconsistent road trip, a date with the crosstown rival New York 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. 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. Sunday's defeat and Boston's win over Cleveland drew the Red Sox into a virtual tie with New York atop the AL East. If their recent performance in the Subway Series is any indication, the Yankees should have a good chance to maintain at least a share of the division lead. They won five of six from the Mets last season and have outscored them 70-38 during an 11-3 run in the series dating to 2010. For the first time, the clubs will play four games in four days with the seri...
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