Yanks End Mets Eight Game Win Streak

NEW YORK (AP) – Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson each hit a

two-run homer, Phil Hughes became the American League's second

10-game winner and the New York Yankees ended the New York Mets'

eight-game winning streak with a 5-3 victory Saturday.

The matchup between rising star pitchers with 9-1 records was

won with the long ball. Hughes gave up two early home runs to Jose

Reyes, and Mike Pelfrey yielded homers after allowing the leadoff

batter to reach in the third and fourth innings of his worst start

in six weeks.

When given the lead, though, Hughes (10-1) held it, a hallmark

of his season. The 22-year-old right-hander has not allowed an

opponent to tie or take the lead once the Yankees went ahead in 12

of his 13 starts.

 

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