Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Ike Davis belted a three-run homer during a
five-run first inning Friday night and the Mets went on to beat the Yankees,
6-4, in the opener of a three-game series.
The Mets won their fourth straight game overall but just their third in the
last 12 against the Yankees, who swept them in a three-game series earlier
Jon Niese (5-3) snapped a two-start winless streak after allowing two runs on
eight hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings, striking out five.
The bullpen gave up two more runs but Frank Francisco pitched out of a jam in
the ninth inning to earn his 18th save.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones added
solo blasts for the Yankees, who have lost three in a row on the heels of a
10-game winning streak.
They are 10-3 during a current 15-game stretch against NL East teams, which
started with a three-game sweep against the Mets at home from June 8-10.
Andy Pettitte (3-3) settled down after giving up five runs on five hits and
two walks in the first inning. He allowed just two more hits and struck out
six in his six innings.
The Sports Network