In big week, Yankees coming up small

Bombers' injuries, losses to Red Sox and Rays set stage for weekend's Subway Series

Updated: May 21, 2010, 9:46 AM ET
By Kieran Darcy | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- An exciting week has turned into a troubling one for the New York Yankees.

The Mets are in more turmoil heading into this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field. But the Yankees have a dose of trauma, too, after losing three straight games at Yankee Stadium -- one to Boston and two to Tampa Bay -- capped off by Thursday night's 8-6 loss to the Rays.

"You go through a lot of different things during the course of the year, you go through the ups and downs," Yankees manager ...

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