Mets Beat Yankees 9-4 for 3rd Straight MLB Win in New York Duel

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Reid Brignac #40 of the New York Yankees attempts to turn a double play as Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets slides during their game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York on May 29, 2013. Close

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Reid Brignac #40 of the New York Yankees attempts to turn a double play as Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets slides during their game at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York on May 29, 2013.

The New York Mets scored five runs in the first inning and defeated the New York Yankees 9-4 for their third win in as many nights in the crosstown series.

The Mets (21-29), who have won four Major League Baseball games in a row for the first time all season, will try to complete a sweep of the four-game Subway Series tonight at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps lasted one-third of an inning last night, allowing all five first-inning runs. Ike Davis, who came into the game batting .152, had a two-run single and Daniel Murphy hit a run-scoring double in the inning.

Marlon Byrd added a solo home run in the third inning to make it 6-0, and Lucas Duda doubled home two more runs in the fourth. Rick Ankiel had a run-scoring single in the ninth.

Brennan Boesch drove in two runs for the Yankees (30-22) with a solo homer and a run-scoring infield single. Jayson Nix and Robinson Cano added RBI singles.

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