May 14: Yankees (20-19) 4, Mets (19-20) 0
From open to close the whole game was about starter Masahiro Tanaka. Looking for his sixth win of the year, and to stay perfect on the year, the New York Yankees’ Tanaka put together a four-hit shutout against the New York Mets in a 4-0 Subway Series win.
Tanaka improved to 6-0 on the season as he scattered solo hits in the first, fifth, sixth and ninth innings. He struck out eight Mets hitters and lowered his earned run average on the year to a miniscule 2.17.
On the offensive side, the Yankees put together single runs in the second, fourth, sixth and seventh for their eventual 4-0 victory.
Brian Roberts’ two-out RBI triple in the second got the ball rolling for the Yankees. It would prove to be more than enough run support for Tanaka on the mound.
In the fourth, Yangervis Solarte hit his fourth homer of the year – a solo shot – to extend the Yanks’ lead to 2-0.
Mark Teixeira added a run with his own solo dinger to lead off the top half of the sixth.
The captain, Derek Jeter, finished the game’s scoring wit an infield RBI single to catcher Anthony Recker in the top of the seventh.
On the hill for the Mets, Rafael Montero had a solid start with six innings and three earned runs given up. He gave up the two homers and five hits in the loss.