MLB: New York Mets 2, New York Yankees 1

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth Friday and the New York Mets got three perfect relief innings to defeat the New York Yankees 2-1.

R.A. Dickey (2-5) gave up a third-inning home run to Mark Teixeira, but then shut down the Yankees on four hits with six strikeouts over six innings.


Mike O'Connor, Jason Isringhausen and Francisco Rodriguez then combined to retire all nine men they faced while striking out five. Rodriguez collected his 15th save.

Rookie third baseman Justin Turner delivered an RBI double in the fourth and Murphy put the Mets in front with his fourth homer of the season leading off the sixth. Turner had three hits in helping the Mets win their third straight. They have given up just one run in those three victories.

Both runs for the Mets came against Freddy Garcia (2-4), who gave up five hits over seven innings.

The Yankees had won their previous three games after losing six in a row.


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