The New York Yankees needed a strong follow-up to a shaky Opening Weekend, and fate delivered.
The hapless Baltimore Orioles proved to be the Bronx Bombers’ punching bag once again as the Yankees took two of three from the O’s. Even the final game of the series was lost thanks to the idiocy of starting extra innings with a baserunner now.
But the happiness was short-lived as New York traveled south to Tropicana Field and got a rude welcome from the Tampa Bay Rays. Once again, the Yankees struggled against their AL East rivals and often looked outclassed.