7:10 PM ET, May 21, 2011
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
Yankees bash four homers to overpower Mets, pull even in Subway Series
NEW YORK -- All or nothing. That just about sums up the New York Yankees and their homer-happy offense.
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Curtis Granderson's bat is both a blessing and a curse, as the Yankees aren't built to have their center fielder lead the team in power numbers, writes Johnette Howard. Story
The end is near if A.J. Burnett remains the Yankees' No. 2 starter, even if they survived this particular night behind CC Sabathia's wingman, Ian O'Connor writes. Story
Chris Capuano limited the Bombers to only six hits -- but four were homers, leaving the Mets starter feeling "punch drunk," writes Adam Rubin. Blog
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Granderson didn't hit his 15th home run last year until Aug. 31. ... Rodriguez is 5-for-6 against Capuano with two home runs. ... Rodriguez was the DH and Eduardo Nunez started at 3B. Jorge Posada was benched against a left-hander again. ... Yankees backup outfielder Chris Dickerson was cleared to play, three days after he was hit in the head by a fastball that left him with a concussion. He entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth. ... Collins plans to use Beltran as the DH on Sunday, and C Ronny Paulino will start behind the plate. Fernando Martinez will play RF in place of Beltran.
Regular Season Series
|1st||J Bay hit sacrifice fly to right, J Reyes scored.||1||0|
|1st||J Turner singled to right, D Murphy scored, C Beltran to third.||2||0|
|2nd||R Martin homered to left (396 feet), A Rodriguez scored.||2||2|
|3rd||M Teixeira homered to right center (402 feet), D Jeter scored.||2||4|
|5th||C Beltran singled to right center, J Reyes scored.||3||4|
|6th||C Granderson homered to right (348 feet).||3||5|
|6th||A Rodriguez homered to left (388 feet).||3||6|
|8th||M Teixeira hit sacrifice fly to right, D Jeter scored.||3||7|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||48,286 (98.1% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||62 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Timmons|
Derek Jeter has now hit in 24 straight home games vs the Mets. That is now the 2nd-longest home hitting streak against the Mets in their franchise history. The longest is 25 games by Tony Gwynn from 1995-98.[+]
From Elias: Justin Turner had an RBI single in the 1st inning. That's his 7th straight game with an RBI. That sets the Mets franchise rookie record. He passes Ron Swoboda, who had a 6-game RBI streak in 1965.
This is the 5th time this season in which the Yankees have hit at least four HR in a single game, which leads MLB. That passes their total of four-HR games from all of last season. The most four-HR games the Yankees have posted in the live-ball era (since 1920) in a single season was 14 in 2005.
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