7:15 PM ET, June 23, 2012
Citi Field, New York, NY
NEW YORK -- Two big home runs and a brilliant effort by the bullpen sent the New York Yankees to another comeback victory against their crosstown rivals.Raul Ibanez tied the game with a three-run homer, pinch-hitter Eric Chavez came through with a go-ahead shot moments later, and the Yankees rallied past the New York Mets 4-3 on Saturday night to stop a three-game skid.
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Mets closer Frank Francisco was unavailable because of soreness on his left side. He will be re-evaluated Sunday. ... Rauch has lost seven straight decisions, matching the worst skid of his career. ... 1B Ike Davis was scratched from the lineup about 90 minutes before the first pitch and was sent home with food poisoning, Collins said. ... Martin was pulled in the ninth with a stiff back. He said it's nothing he's worried about. ... The Yankees and Indians are the only teams that haven't lost four straight games this season.
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Chris Young #55 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the New...(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|3rd||K Nieuwenhuis homered to left (349 feet).||0||1|
|4th||J Thole grounded out to first, S Hairston scored, O Quintanilla to third.||0||2|
|6th||C Young singled to right, D Murphy scored, J Thole to second.||0||3|
|7th||R Ibanez homered to right (344 feet), M Teixeira and N Swisher scored.||3||3|
|7th||E Chavez homered to left (364 feet).||4||3|
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|Stadium||Citi Field, New York, NY|
|Attendance||42,122 (100.5% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Mcclelland, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson|
The Yankees bullpen recorded 10 outs in the team's win over the Mets on Saturday. 8 of those 10 outs were strikeouts.
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