Mystique, aura or a mirage at Stadium?

Yankees are 9-5, 4½ games ahead of Boston after 19 days ... but how long can it last?

Updated: April 19, 2011, 11:31 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

Since the 2011 baseball season began 19 days ago, the Yankees have lost two pitchers to the disabled list, have dropped their struggling leadoff hitter to ninth in the batting order, added a portly 37-year-old with an injury history longer than his belt to their starting rotation and continued to field a regular lineup with five players hitting .241 or below.

They have also hit more home runs than any team in baseball, have a closer who has saved seven of their nine wins -- and got the win ...

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