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Mets Jump On Yankees Early As Jeremy Hefner Earns First MLB Win

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Rick Ankiel #16 and John Buck #44 celebrates scoring runs with Mike Baxter #23 of the New York Mets against the New York Yankees during their game on May 29, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets extended their winning streak to a season best  four games by cashing in a big first inning en route a 9-4 victory, their third straight win over the Yankees on Wednesday night.

Jeremy Hefner (1-5) picked up his first career win, working six innings and allowing nine hits, three earned runs and striking out 5.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29: Jeremy Hefner #53 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Yankees during their game on May 29, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Al Bello, Getty Images

After consecutive 2-1 win over the pinstripes at Citi Field, the Mets opened the back-end of the series in Yankee Stadium with a five-run first inning. Ike Davis, Lucas Duda and Marlon Byrd each drove in two runs and Daniel Murphy had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI.

Yankees starter David Phelps (L, 3-3) lasted just 1/3 of an inning, after four hits, two walks and four earned runs.

Despite the Yanks’ twelve hit night, they dropped their fourth straight. Brennan Boesch had three hits and two RBI’s, while Jayson Nix, Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki each had two hits.

The Subway Series wraps up in the Bronx Thursday with Dillon Gee (2-6) taking on rookie Vidal Nuno (1-1).

 

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