Tampa Bay Rays defeat New York Yankees, 8-6

Next stop: Citi Field.

The Yankees haven't had to field many questions about this weekend's Subway Series, but after taking a beating from their two biggest division rivals the past three nights, it's hard to imagine they'll mind taking their show across town for a three-game set with the Mets.

After opening their week with a dramatic walkoff win over the Red Sox, the Yankees blew a late-inning lead against Boston on Tuesday, then got smacked in the mouth by Tampa Ba...

The Yankees always feel like the Subway Series is a no-win situation for them, as the big brothers in this inter-borough rivalry, yet it's fair to say they've never been happier to trudge across the RFK Bridge to play the Mets than they will be Friday.

Even if they do need Javy Vazquez to be a stopper, of all things.

After all, the injury-prone Yankees suddenly need a cure for what ails them, and they know one thing for sure: It's not the big, bad Rays.

Indeed, in...