Well, if you're looking for silver linings about the second half of the Yankees' season, maybe you can start with this: They only have 10 games left with the Red Sox. And they only have three games left in Anaheim.Erik Boland, Newsday:
Three days ago, the All-Star break looked like an inconvenience, something that could only serve as a momentum-buster for one of baseball's hottest teams.George A. King, III, Post:
Three days later, few teams appear more in need of the time off.
Aggravating the Yankees further was the fact they flushed four-run leads Friday and Saturday before a brutal fourth inning by ace CC Sabathia did them in yesterday.Mark Feinsand, Daily News:
Alex Rodriguez hit three homers and drove in five runs in the three-game series against the Angels, but when the Yankees needed him most, his bat was nowhere to be found.
A-Rod grounded into a bases-loaded double play in the seventh inning Sunday, then struck out to end the game ...
W L PCT GB RS RA DIFF EXP
Red Sox 54 34 .614 -- 465 380 + 85 52-36
Yankees 51 37 .580 3.0 495 435 + 60 49-39