Phil Hughes became the American League’s second 10-game winner, pitching the New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory that ended the crosstown rival Mets’ eight- game winning streak.
All the Yankees’ runs came off Mets starter Mike Pelfrey (9-2), who also was seeking his 10th win of the season. Pelfrey was the winner last month in the only loss for Hughes (10-1), who joined Tampa Bay’s David Price as the league’s 10-game winners.
Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth for the Yankees for his 16th save of the season.
The Yankees had been held to a total of four runs in their previous three games -- all defeats -- including a 4-0 loss to the Mets last night. The teams meet again tomorrow, with CC Sabathia pitching for the Yankees against the Mets’ Johan Santana in a duel of former Cy Young Award winners.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who bruised his right heel last night in the opening game of the weekend series, skipped today’s game.