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.
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.
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.
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.
Yankees lead the series 2-0
WP: Hiroki Kuroda (5 - 6)
LP: Johan Santana (3 - 3)
|9 - 1 win|
WP: Phil Hughes (6 - 5)
SV: Rafael Soriano
LP: Dillon Gee (4 - 4)
|4 - 2 win|