The New York Yankees (39-29) got back in the win column with a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Mets (31-36) in the first game of the Subway Series on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
The Yankees trailed 5-1 after three innings and things looked bleak against future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer. But suddenly, the Bombers plated five runs in the fourth to take the lead, capped off by a Jake Bauers go-ahead two-run single.
However, the Mets tied the game in the fifth before the Yankees quickly retook the lead in the sixth on Josh Donaldson’s pinch-hit sacrifice fly. That stood as the difference as the Yankees bullpen locked it down, thanks to big performances from Ron Marinaccio, Tommy Kahnle, Clay Holmes, and Michael King.
Giancarlo Stanton opened the scoring with his sixth home run of the season, while DJ LeMahieu smacked his seventh. Anthony Volpe, who has really struggled at the plate, added two doubles, the first of which brought home a run.
Luis Severino didn’t have it once again as he labored through five innings while allowing six runs (five earned). He has a 6.48 ERA in five starts this season.
The Yankees will try to sweep this two-game set on Wednesday with Gerrit Cole on the mound. The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.