The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets, 5-4, on Sunday at Yankee Stadium the sweep the Mets in the latest edition of the Subway Series. The three-game sweep was the first for the Yankees in the Bronx against the Mets since 2003.
The Yankees rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win this one. Catcher Russell Martin, who entered the game hitting only .208 on the season, led off the ninth inning with a game-winning home off losing pitcher Jon Rauch (3-6). Martin homered twice. His first home run, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, sliced the Yankees' deficit to 3-2.
Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguex singled in runs in the eighth inning to put the Yankees ahead, 3-2. Doubles by Lucas Duda and Ike Davis off Yankees closer Rafael Soriano tied the game at 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning. The blown save was Soriano's first of the season in 10 save attempts.
Andy Pettitte got the start for the Yankees and went six innings, giving up five hits and four runs (three earned). He struck out eight batters and walked just two. Pettitte's counterpart, Jon Niese went seven innings, giving up seven hits and two runs, both of which were not earned. Niese struck out six batters and walked one.
The Mets got out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning when Vinny Rottino got an RBI single and Jordanny Valdespin doubled to drive in two runs.
The Mets (32-29) are off on Monday before beginning a series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday at Tropicana Field. The Yankees (34-25) open a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
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|WP: Boone Logan (1 - 0)
LP: Jon Rauch (3 - 6)
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