Yankees finish homestand strong

After being swept by BoSox, Bombers go 6-1 to move 11 games over .500

Updated: June 17, 2011, 8:06 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- They were embarrassed, bullied and swept by the Boston Red Sox.

They lost Joba Chamberlain for the season and Bartolo Colon and Derek Jeter for at least a couple of weeks, and were forced to rely on a myriad of neophytes to step up on the grandest stage.

And yet, despite all the trials and tribulations they had to endure during their most recent 10-game homestand, the New York Yankees will head to Chicago for Friday afternoon's series opener against the Cubs at Wrigley ...

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