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German triumphant in return as Yankees top Mets

The Yankees beat the Mets, 5-1, at Citi Field on Wednesday night in Domingo Germán’s return from the injured list. German had been sidelined with a left hip flexor strain since early June.

German allowed just one run over six innings, striking out six batters while not issuing a walk. He threw 80 pitches, which matched up with the pitch-count range manager Aaron Boone mentioned before the game.

German got off to a sparkling start this season for the Yankees, posting a 9-1 record and a 2.60 ERA in his first 10 outings — nine starts and a two-inning relief appearance. But in his final three starts before being placed on the injured list, he had an 8.59 ERA in 14 2/3 innings.