Mark Teixeira and Phil Hughes are productive players again, and tonigth they carried the Yankees to a 4-2 win against the Mets. Teixeira’s sixth home run in his past 14 games gave the Yankees a lead in the seventh inning, and the bullpen made it hold up, giving Hughes his fifth win in his past seven starts. Hughes allowed two runs through 6.1 innings, with both runs coming on solo homers by David Wright and Omar Quintanilla. Wright’s homer gave the Mets a temporary lead before Teixeira’s two-out, two-run homer in the sixth. Curtis Granderson’s 18th homer of the year gave the Yankees an insurance run in the eighth.
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