This home run thing the New York Yankees have going this season is really nice, when it works. Saturday night was one of those nights. The Yankees pounded four home runs in a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets, evening their interleague Subway Series at one game apiece.
The Yankees have hit a league-leading 70 home runs and scored more than half of their runs this season that way, and Saturday night six of their seven scored via home runs. Mark Teixiera and Russell Martin hit two-run homers and Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez added solo home runs. Teixeira finished with three RBI on the night.
The victory put the Yankees at 24-20, while the Mets dropped back under .500 at 22-23.
A.J. Burnett (5-3) got the win for the Yankees, allowing all three Mets runs in 6.1 innings. Chirs Capuano (3-5) took the loss for the Mets.
The Subway Series concludes Sunday night.
|Final - 5.21.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|New York Mets||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||7||0|
|New York Yankees||0||2||2||0||0||2||0||1||X||7||7||0|
|WP: A.J. Burnett (5 - 3)
LP: Chris Capuano (3 - 5)