Kevin Youkilis will like this note: Fox announced its 2013 baseball slate the other day, and just in case you thought the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry might not be the attraction it once was . . . think again.
The network plans an all-time high of five (5!) Bombers-Bosox tilts: June 1, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 7 and Sept. 14.
Fox again will offer eight weeks in a row of prime-time Saturday night games and naturally will be at Citi Field for the All-Star Game July 16.
The Nationals, Red Sox and Reds are scheduled for the maximum nine appearances each, with the Yankees one of five teams with eight. (The Mets have seven.) But the last two Saturdays of the regular season are “wild card’’ dates, so Giants-Yankees Sept. 21 might be in play.