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Robinson Cano Homers to Lift New York Yankees Over New York Mets in Subway Series Finale

June 24th, 2012 at 11:53 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees defeated the New York Mets 6-5 to win the three game subway series and pick up their second straight win. Leading the Yankees to victory was second baseman Robinson Cano, who hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to break the tie and put the Yankees ahead. 

'Robinson Cano' photo (c) 2009, Tom Thai - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

C.C. Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched five and two third innings in the no decision. He allowed nine hits and five runs, but just one run was earned. Though the Yankees' ace didn't have his best performance, Mets' ace R.A. Dickey struggled as well, allowing five earned runs in six innings pitched. 

Relieving Sabathia in the sixth inning was Cory Wade, who allowed the Mets to tie the game at 5-5 after giving up a hit and a walk before ending the inning. 

Left-hander Boone Logan then came in to pitch the seventh inning and start the eight inning, retiring all four batters he faced with two strikeouts. He also got the win, improving his record to 2-0 this season. 

Logan was relieved by set up man David Robertson with one out in the eighth inning and a one run lead. Robertson allowed one hit, but was able to finish the inning without allowing the Mets to score. 

Pitching the ninth and getting the save was closer Rafael Soriano, who allowed just one hit in a scoreless inning of work. 

Mark Teixeira got the Yankees on the scoreboard first with a sacrifice fly in the third inning to give the team a 1-0 lead. The next batter was Nick Swisher, who blasted a three run home run to give the Yankees a 4-0 lead. 

After the Mets got one run back to make it 4-1, Teixeira added his second RBI of the game on a fielder's choice groundball. 

The Mets then tied the game up with a rally in the sixth inning, but the Yankees would answer back. 

In the eight inning, with the game tied, Cano hit his 16th home run of the season to give the Yankees the lead and eventually the win. 

The Yankees, who beat the Mets five out of six games this year, will now play the Cleveland Indians at 7:00 PM ET on Monday at Yankee Stadium. 

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Tags: Baseball, C.C. Sabathia, MLB, New York, New York Mets, New York Yankees, R.A. Dickey, Robinson Cano, Subway Series

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