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Yankees Beat Mets to End New York Rivals’ 8-Game Winning Streak

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- 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.

Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson hit two-run home runs as the Yankees overcame a pair of homers by Jose Reyes, who drove in all three Mets runs in the Major League Baseball game at Yankee Stadium.

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.

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