Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Curtis Granderson’s two-run homer in the fourth proved to be the difference as the New York Yankees halted the New York Mets’ eight-game win streak with a 5-3 decision in the middle test of a three-game interleague set from Yankee Stadium.
Mark Teixeira also slugged a two-run shot and Robinson Cano collected two hits for the Yankees, who avenged a 4-0 loss in the series opener on Friday and snapped a three-game losing streak.
Phil Hughes (10-1) allowed five hits and three runs over seven innings to record his fifth consecutive victory. Mariano Rivera turned in a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.
Jose Reyes hit a pair of homers for the Mets, who had recorded series sweeps of Baltimore and Cleveland during the successful stretch that started on June 10 against San Diego.
Mike Pelfrey’s (9-2) five-decision win streak came to an end after he was charged with seven hits and five runs over seven full frames.