David Wright and Angel Pagan each drove two runs and Alex Cora knocked in one as the New York Mets held off a late-game rally by the Yankees last night at Citi Field and evened their series with a 5-3 win.
Cora singled to right to score Pagan in the sixth inning, while Pagan doubled to left to score Jason Bay in the seventh, padding the Mets’ (21-23) lead to 5-1.
Wright singled in the first and third innings to score Bay, while Pagan sent Ike Davis home in the first.
Francisco Cervelli narrowed the Mets’ lead to 3-1 in the sixth inning on an infield single to shortstop that scored Cano.
Mike Pelfrey improved to 6-1, giving up six hits and one run and striking out five in six innings for the Yankees.
Phil Hughes (5-1) got the loss after surrendering eight hits and four runs in 5 2/3rds innings. He struck out seven.
The Red Sox (23-21) won 5-0 off Kyle Kendrick (2-2) who surrendered eight hits and five runs in 4 2/3rds innings. The Phillies fell to 26-16.