The New York Yankees thus far has played poorly against their biggest rival, the Boston Red Sox. While the team is just 1.5 games behind in the standings, the Bronx Bombers most likely will have to beat Boston some time.
Winning two of 11 games is certainly not enough. The rosters for both teams are set up similarly in style and payroll, so there shouldn't be a such a large differential in head-to-head games.
Here is what the Yankees must do to win their first series against the Red Sox.