Nathan Eovaldi struggled, but the Yanks’ bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings of relief as the Yanks beat the Mets 6-4 to take the Subway Series two games to one.
The teams will meet again at Citi Field in September.
Eovaldi gave up a HR to former Yankee Curtis Granderson to start off the game, then before the Yanks got to bat, he gave up another. Down 2-0 before the Yanks came up.
In the bottom of the first, A-Rod homered. His fifth of the season was #659* of his career, putting him just one behind Willie Mays on the all-time list.
In the second, the Yanks broke through for four runs. With one out, backup C John Ryan Murphy doubled. With two out, Gregorio Petit doubled to tie the game, Gardner doubled to make it 3-2, Young singled to make it 5-2 and A-Rod doubled to make it 5-2.
Besides HR #659, A-Rod’s 2 hits put him at 2955, and his 2 RBI put him at 1982. His 3000th hit and 2000th RBI are also coming soon, in addition to tying and passing Mays on the all-time HR list. If only these numbers weren’t tainted.
Eovaldi gave 2 runs right back in the third, and couldn’t even go deep enough to get the win.
Eovaldi 4 1/3 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 0 walks and 6 K. 4.15.
Shreve (W, 1-0, 1.17) 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 walk and 0 K.
Martin 1 2/3, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 3.00.
Wilson 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 0 K. 4.76.
Betances 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 3 K. 0.00.
Miller (7th save) 1 Ip, 0 R, 0 H, 0 walks and 1 K.
The Yanks got an insurance run in the fifth on an overturned call and an error.
The win puts the Yanks at 11-8 on the season after a 3-6 start. 8 of the last 10.