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|Saturday, 16 June 2007 12:47|
Robinson Cano and No. 9 batter Miguel Cairo each knocked in two runs, and the Yankees got a big effort from their bullpen in winning for the 10th time in 11 tries.
The surging Yankees bounced right back after a 2-0 loss Friday night, breaking out with the bats and improving to 2-3 against their city neighbors this year. The NL East-leading Mets have lost 10 of 12 overall.
The Mets mounted a rally against Mariano Rivera in the ninth and scored twice - the first runs he's allowed in 10 appearances. Jose Reyes cut it to 11-8 with an RBI single, but Carlos Beltran popped up foul with the bases loaded for the final out.
Making his fifth attempt at win No. 296, Glavine (5-5) failed to hold three early leads. He was tagged for seven runs and eight hits in four-plus innings, his second consecutive poor outing.
Luis Vizcaino (3-1) replaced struggling rookie Tyler Clippard in the fourth and pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for the win. Scott Proctor, Kyle Farnsworth and Rivera held the Mets in check the rest of the way.
Blue Jays 7, Nationals 3
TORONTO (AP) - Vernon Wells homered and drove in a season-high four runs, Shaun Marcum struck out a career-high 11 over seven innings and Toronto won its third straight.
Wells singled home a run in the first, hit a two-run homer in the third and drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk in the fourth.
Marcum (4-2) improved to 3-0 with a 2.38 ERA in seven starts since joining Toronto's rotation on May 13. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out the side in the first and fourth innings, walked three and gave up two runs and three hits, including two home runs.
Dmitri Young led off the second with his seventh homer and Ryan Zimmerman hit his 11th in the fourth, a solo shot to left.
Zimmerman added an RBI-single in the eighth off reliever Casey Janssen, who recorded the final five outs.