MLB: New York Mets 6, New York Yankees 4

June 22, 2012 at 11:39 PM
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NEW YORK, June 22 (UPI) -- Ike Davis highlighted a five-run first with a three-run homer Friday and the New York Mets held on to down the New York Yankees 6-4.

The game was delayed by rain at the start for an hour, but the Mets' bats warmed up in a hurry once it got started.

After Andy Pettitte loaded the bases with two walks and a single, he had a chance to get out of the inning when Lucas Duda flied out to shallow center for the second out.

Justin Turner, however, singled in two runs and Davis then hit the first pitch from Pettitte over the wall in right.

The Mets won their fourth straight and the Yankees have lost three in a row on the heels of a 10-game winning streak.

Solo homers by Alex Rodriguez and Andruw Jones, along with a two-run blast in the eighth by Robinson Cano, brought the Yankees within two, but they came up short when Frank Francisco worked out of a ninth-inning jam for his 18th save.

Jon Niese (5-3) got the win by giving up two runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Pettitte (3-3) lasted six frames and allowed five runs on seven hits.

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