Legends On Deck

Yankees Take Series With 6-4 Victory Over Mets

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KATHY WILLENS/AP

The Yankees and Mets played the rubber-match of their three game series on Sunday night in the Bronx and the Yankees came away with a 6-4 victory and bragging rights in their crosstown rivalry.

The Mets sent lefty Jon Niese (2-1, 2.74) to the mound against the Yanks righty Nathan Eovaldi (1-0, 4.15) and both starters struggled to keep both offenses off the board.

In the top of the first, the Mets took advantage and two runs on a Curtis Granderson lead-off home run, his first on the year, and an RBI double by Daniel Murphy plating Juan Lagares, who singled earlier in the inning.

In the bottom of the frame, the Yankees pulled within a run when Alex Rodriguez hit a home run to right field. The shot was A-Rods fifth of the season and also pulled him within one of tying Willie Mays on the all-time MLB home run list.

In the bottom of the second, the Yankees took the lead for good scoring four runs on four straight hits led by doubles from Gregorio Petit, Brett Gardner, Rodriguez and a single sandwiched in by Chris Young.

The Mets pulled within two runs, as they added two of their own in the top of the third on an RBI double by Michael Cuddyer scoring Lucas Duda and an RBI’s double by Daniel Murphy scoring Cuddyer.

The Yankees added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth on a ground out by Rodriguez plating Gardner who singled to start the inning.

Andrew Miller (0-0, 0.00) entered in the ninth and shit the door with his seventh save on the season to secure the Yanks series victory.

Top Performers:

Mets

Granderson – 1 for 4, HR, RBI

Lagares – 2 for 4, R

Murphy – 2 for 3, 2 Doubles, 2 RBI

Yankees

Gardner – 2 for 4, 2 R, Double, RBI

Rodriguez – 2 for 4, R, Double, HR, 2 RBI

What’s Next:

The Yankees (11-8, tied 1st) stay in the Bronx as they welcome the Tampa Bay Rays (11-8, tied 1st) on Monday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm ET. The Mets (14-5, 1st) travel to Miami (8-11, 3rd) to face the surging Marlins with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 pm ET.

 

David Conde
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