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Mets Win Sixth Straight Over Yankees

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The Mets extended their winning streak over the Yankees to six Tuesday night with a 12-7 win over the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium.

The Mets have now taken the first two games of this year's Subway Series after sweeping all four games a year ago.

Ex-Yankee Curtis Granderson homered for the second straight night. His three-run shot off Vidal Nuno capped a four-run first inning that found the Yankees down 4-0 before they even got to bat.

The Yankees did get three of those runs back in the bottom of the first, capped by a two-run home run by catcher Brian McCann off Mets starter Zack Wheeler.

The Mets would add a run in the third, two more in the fourth and four in the fifth, including a three-run home run from Daniel Murphy off Alfredo Aceves that put the Mets up 11-4 at that point.

Daisuke Matsuzaka got the win out of relief for the Mets. Coming in in the fifth inning to relieve an ineffective Wheeler, Matsuzaka allowed one run on one hit over 3.2 innings, walking two and striking out four. The only run came on a solo home run from Yangervis Solarte in the bottom of the eighth.

Nuno lasted just 3.1 innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on four hits. He walked four and struck out only one.

The win moves the Mets to 19-19 on the season, and the Yankees are also 19-19 after the loss.

The series now shifts to Citi Field the next two nights.

The Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka starts Wednesday night opposite the Mets' Rafael Montero, who will be making his major league debut.

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