MLB Game Summary - NY Mets at NY Yankees|
(Sunday, June 10th)
Final Score: NY Yankees 5, NY Mets 4
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Russell Martin hit a pair of homers, including a
solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the New York Yankees beat
the New York Mets, 5-4, to complete a three-game sweep.
Jon Rauch (3-6), who recorded the final out in the eighth, stayed on to pitch
the ninth. Martin stepped to the plate and smacked the ball over the wall in
left to win the game for the Yankees.
Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez had an RBI apiece for the Yankees, who swept
the Mets in a three-game series at home for the first time since 2003.
Andy Pettitte gave up three runs -- two earned -- on five hits over six
innings for the Yankees. Pettitte seemed to hurt his left hand in the sixth
after he snared Scott Hairston's comebacker with his bare hand.
"No I'm good, it's swollen and as soon as the swelling gets out it will be
fine," said Pettitte. "It got me right up high near the fingers. It was just
hard to throw because I really couldn't feel the ball."
Boone Logan (1-0) recorded the final two outs in the ninth to pick up his
first win of the season.
Jordany Valdespin had two RBI for the Mets, who have lost six of seven.
Vinny Rottino and Ike Davis added an RBI apiece.
"Everybody goes through a bad stretch and this is ours," said Mets manager
Terry Collins. "It didn't matter what move we made it didn't work. We just
have to fight through it and pick each other up."
Mets starter Jon Niese gave up two unearned runs on seven hits over seven full
The Mets gave Niese some early support by scoring three runs in the second
inning. Hairston led off with a double down the left-field line and
crossed the plate on Rottino's single up the middle. Omar Quintanilla
walked and Mike Nickeas reached base on second baseman Robinson Cano's
fielding error to load the bases with one out. Valdespin followed with
a two-run double to right.
The Yankees finally got some runs off Niese in the seventh. With two outs,
Andruw Jones reached first on third baseman David Wright's throwing error.
Martin followed with a homer to right. The ball sailed over Hairston's
outstretched glove and hit off the top of the wall before going over for a
The home team tacked on two more runs in the eighth to go in front. Bobby
Parnell started the inning on the mound for the Mets. Derek Jeter reached base
on an infield single to shortstop. The ball rolled past a charging Quintanilla
and Jeter went to second on the fielding error. Curtis Granderson followed
with a single to put men on the corners. Teixeira and Rodriguez followed
with back-to-back RBI singles for a 4-3 lead. Tim Byrdak came in and retired
the next two batters. Rauch recorded the final out of the frame to keep it a
But the Mets tied the game in the ninth. Rafael Soriano gave up a leadoff
double to Lucas Duda. Davis followed with an RBI double to center. Quintanilla
then hit a grounder to shortstop Jayson Nix. Davis was thrown out trying to go
to third on the play. Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy singled to put runners on the
corners. Logan came in from the bullpen and got the final two outs to keep it
The Yankees went 5-1 on a six-game homestand...The Yankees (34-25) are a
season-high nine games over .500...The Mets fell to 1-5 on a nine-game road
trip...The Yankees recorded their fourth series sweep of the
season...Rodriguez collected his 1,918th career RBI, breaking a tie with Hall
of Famer Eddie Murray for sole possession of seventh place on the all-time
06/10 20:11:10 ET