Subway Series: Russell Martin Homers Twice As Yankees Rally For Sweep Of Mets

The New York Yankees swept the New York Mets in a three-game series at Yankee Stadium this weekend

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David Robertson Injury Update: Yankees Reliever Very Efficient In Triple-A Appearance

New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson pitched in the seventh inning of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's game against the Louisville Bats on Sunday. Robertson threw 11 pitches (eight strikes) in the inning of relief, striking out one batter and giving up zero hits and zero walks.

Robertson pitched in place of injured closer Mariano Rivera before going on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury. In his two save opportunities, Robertson has one save. Overall, Robertson is 0-1 in 15 appearances (14.1 innings) in 2012 with a 2.51 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

Since Robertson's injury, Rafael Soriano has assumed the closer role for the Yankees. He earned a save in each of his first nine opportunities before blowing a save in today's game against the New York Mets. Soriano gave up three hits and an earned run in 1/3 of an inning in the Yankees' 5-4 win.

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Yankees Vs. Mets Final Score: Yanks Sweep Subway Series With 5-4 Win On Sunday

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.

Final - 6.10.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Mets 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 8 2
New York Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 5 12 1
WP: Boone Logan (1 - 0)
LP: Jon Rauch (3 - 6)

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Brett Gardner Injury Update: Yankees' Outfielder Status Unclear, Team Could Be Looking For Replacement

Injured New York Yankees starting left fielder Brett Gardner suffered another setback in his attempt to recover from a strained right elbow.

The Star-Ledger reported that Gardner felt pain and stiffness in his elbow after playing five innings of a minor-league rehab game with Class-A Charleston on Friday night. This is the second time Gardner has been on the cusp of returning to the Yankees' lineup after going through a minor-league stint as well as the second time he's reaggravated the injury.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had this to say about the Gardner injury:

"Something's not right," Cashman said. "He still feels stiffness. He doesn't feel right. ...

"He's had more than enough rest to be fine by now."

This could result in a trade of Gardner for a more reliable or at least healthier asset, with the trade deadline about seven weeks away (July 31). Gardner has been out of the lineup for nearly two months now (April 19).

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Yankees Vs. Mets: Sunday Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The Subway Series between the New York Yankees (33-25) and New York Mets (32-28) resumes Sunday afternoon, following a thrilling Saturday matchup that saw Mark Teixeira give the Bombers their second straight victory in the interleague weekend series with a two-run homer.

For the Mets, they are least looking to save face with a win Sunday, since the Yankees have already taken the series and bragging rights for the weekend.

As always, pitching is going to be key here, as it's been important for the Yankees. They've really been solid overall in winning the first two games of the series. Something for Mets pitcher Jon Niese (4-2, 4.11 ERA) to think about when he takes the mound Sunday, going against Andy Pettitte (3-2, 2.78 ERA) in the pitchers' duel: The Yanks lead the majors with 90 homers, and they've hit 29 of them with a .481 slugging percentage during a 12-4 stretch, which includes six home runs against the Mets.

Take a look here at the game schedule and broadcast information:

Date/Time: Sunday, June 10, 1:05 p.m. ET

Location: Yankee Stadium

TV: TBS, YES

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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Yankees 4, Mets 2: Teixeira, Hughes Lead Yankees To Victory

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Mark Teixeira hit a go-ahead two-run homer with two outs in the sixth and the Yankees beat the Mets, 4-2, on Saturday to win the first two games of the Subway Series.

Curtis Granderson led off the eighth inning with a homer for some cushion and Phil Hughes remained unbeaten in his last four starts after pitching into the seventh.

Rafael Soriano gave up a walk and a single in the ninth, but closed the door for his ninth save and the Yankees' seventh win in nine games.

David Wright and Omar Quintanilla hit solo homers for the Mets, who have lost five of six, including the opener of this three-game set Friday when Johan Santana gave up four homers in his first post no-hitter start on the way to a 9-1 blowout.

Hughes (6-5) struck out six and gave up two runs on six hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings to go 3-0 in his last four outings.

Dillon Gee (4-4) lost for the first time in five starts after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in seven innings. He struck out five.

Derek Jeter led off the first inning with a single, went to second on a balk and scored on Alex Rodriguez's base hit to pass Ted Williams for 17th place on the all-time runs list with No. 1,800.

Robinson Cano also singled and Teixeira was hit on the foot by a pitch but Gee escaped the bases-loaded jam when Raul Ibanez grounded into a double play.

Quintanilla hit his first homer since 2008 in the third inning and Wright led off the sixth with his eighth of the season, driving a changeup into the visitors' bullpen in left field to make it 2-1.

But Teixeira gave the Yankees a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth with his 11th homer, a two-run shot over the right field wall that scored Granderson.

Hughes exited after giving up a one-out single to Josh Thole and Boone Logan and Cory Wade finished the seventh, with Wade getting out of a second-and- third jam to preserve the 3-2 lead.

Granderson hammered Bobby Parnell's third pitch in the eighth inning over the right field wall for his 18th homer to make it 4-2. Soriano gave up a leadoff walk to Ike Davis and a two-out single to Quintanilla in the ninth before he got pinch-hitter Jordany Valdespin on a fly out to end the game.


Current Series

Yankees lead the series 2-0

Fri 06/08 WP: Hiroki Kuroda (5 - 6)
LP: Johan Santana (3 - 3)
9 - 1 win
Sat 06/09 WP: Phil Hughes (6 - 5)
SV: Rafael Soriano
LP: Dillon Gee (4 - 4)
4 - 2 win

New York Mets
@ New York Yankees

Sunday, Jun 10, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Jon Niese vs Andy Pettitte

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Yankees-Mets Final Score: Yankees Win 9-1 In Opening Game Of Subway Series

The New York Yankees beat the New York Mets 9-1 at Yankee Stadium on Friday night, as Johan Santana (3-3) gave up seven runs in his first appearance since his no-hitter, lasting only 5 innings. The Yankees hit four home runs off the Mets ace.

Hiroki Kuroda (5-6) had a strong outing for the Yankees, striking out seven while walking only one and giving up only one hit in seven innings to earn the victory. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

The Yankee offense had quite a night, led by Robinson Cano. He had two two-run home runs, one in the second and one in the third. Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones also had home runs. Cano, Swisher and Jones hit consecutive home runs in the third inning.

"This is a rivalry series," said Nick Swisher, who slugged the second of the three straight third-inning homers. "You're talking about two great teams in New York who are playing extremely well. You come out like that today, that was a great game for us; a total team effort."

The loss was Santana's first in his last nine starts. Mets manager Terry Collins, who gave Santana two extra days of rest following his 134-pitch no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals, took the blame for Santana's rough outing against the Yankees.

"I am responsible for the way he pitched tonight," Collins said. "He was rusty. The command of his stuff was not as sharp as it's been the past three or four or five starts. It was my doing tonight.

"We erred on the side of caution, and it cost us the game."

Only Lucas Duda and Omar Quintanilla were able to pick up hits for the Mets, with Duda getting two including knocking in the Mets' sole run. They drop to 32-27 with the loss, while the Yankees improve to 32-25. Game two of the three-game series is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday.

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Current Series

Yankees lead the series 1-0

Fri 06/08 WP: Hiroki Kuroda (5 - 6)
LP: Johan Santana (3 - 3)
9 - 1 win
Sun 06/10 1:05 PM EDT


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