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|Saturday, 19 May 2007 14:03|
David Wright hit a pair of two-run homers off reliever Mike Myers after Darrell Rasner broke his index finger in the first inning, and the Mets held off their fading Big Apple rivals 10-7 on Saturday for their second consecutive victory in the Subway Series.
The Yankees (18-23) lost for the seventh time in nine games and matched their low-water mark in a dismal season. The NL East-leading Mets have won nine of 11 overall.
Super sub Endy Chavez had four hits, one day after delivering the go-ahead homer. Staked to a six-run lead, Glavine (5-1) lasted six-plus innings for his 295th career victory.
All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano made three errors for the Yankees. He also homered, grounded into an inning-ending double play with two on and struck out with runners at the corners in the ninth.
Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit consecutive solo homers in the eighth for the Yankees.
Rasner (1-3) was struck on his pitching hand by Chavez's comebacker in the first, breaking a finger and making him the latest Yankees starter to go down with an injury.
Cubs 11, White Sox 6
CHICAGO (AP) - Derrek Lee, who'd missed the previous five games with neck spasms, punctuated a six-run eighth inning with a pinch-hit grand slam to lead the Cubs to a second straight comeback win over the White Sox.
Paul Konerko homered leading off the top of the eighth Saturday against Bob Howry (1-3) to put the White Sox up 6-5.
In the bottom of the inning, White Sox reliever David Aardsma (2-1) gave up a leadoff triple to Ryan Theriot. Alfonso Soriano lined an RBI single to tie the game, and scored the go-ahead run as Aramis Ramirez hit another triple.
Aardsma loaded the bases and was relieved by lefty Boone Logan. Lee was sent in as a pinch-hitter and drove a pitch over the wall in right center to send the Cubs fans among a crowd of 41,101 at Wrigley Field into a tizzy.
Red Sox 13, Braves 3
BOSTON (AP) - Daisuke Matsuzaka won his fifth straight decision, Mike Lowell hit a grand slam and Boston beat Atlanta in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
The victory gave Boston a 10 1/2-game lead in the AL East - its largest ever at this point in a season. The Red Sox won for the 10th time in 12 games while the Braves have lost five of six.
Matsuzaka (6-2) struck out six and allowed nine hits in eight innings. He didn't issue a walk for his second straight outing.
Julio Lugo, Kevin Youkilis and Wily Mo Pena also homered for the Red Sox, who knocked Anthony Lerew (0-2) out of his third major league start after just two innings. Youkilis extended his hitting streak to a career-high 12 games and Lowell, who had four of Boston's 18 hits, reached 10 games.