Andy Pettitte was in fine condition as the Yankees beat the Mariners at Safeco Field on Saturday.
CC Sabathia took a perfect game into the fifth inning, then hung on to make early homers by Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner hold up for the Bombers in a 6-4 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
“I think we surprised ourselves,” Mets captain David Wright said, “because when you get Mo coming in, it’s usually game over.”
David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied past the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to beat baseball’s career saves leader only hours after honoring him at Citi Field.
David Robertson got right to the point after giving up the go-ahead run in the eighth inning Monday night: “I did a terrible job. I didn’t have command of anything tonight.”
CC Sabathia surrendered seven runs in seven innings as the Yankees lost to the Rays on Sunday.
Lyle Overbay blasted an eleventh inning homer as the Yankees won in extra innings.
Brett Gardner, Lyle Overbay and Jayson Nix each drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 on Friday night.
Hiroki Kuroda pitched two-hit ball for eight dominant innings and the New York Yankees again beat Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-0 on Friday night.
Granderson was activated on Tuesday by the Yankees, and in the lineup against Seattle batting fourth and playing left field. New York optioned left-hander Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
When Grandy does return to the Bronx and is ready to go, where will he be playing? It’s anybody’s guess at this point. Even manager Joe Girardi isn’t sure where he’ll put the three-time All-Star.
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-run homer, Melky Cabrera had three hits and the Blue Jays rallied for an 8-4 win over the Yankees.
Travis Hafner had a pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning to make a winner of CC Sabathia, who settled down after a shaky start and helped the New York Yankees beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 Wednesday night.
Robinson Cano hit one of New York’s five homers and drove in five runs, Andy Pettitte pitched seven solid innings and the Yankees romped to a 14-1 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians.