NEW YORK — Aaron Judge hit his 47th home run off Max Scherzer, leading the Major Leagues; Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs, and the New York Yankees beat the Mets 4-2 on Monday after holding off a fly ball by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera.
The Yankees got their first victory this season in the so-called Subway Series, as they say to the games played between both teams from the same city.
The Yankees, who had the all-time record of 14 losses in 18 games leading up to this matchup in the Bronx, took a 3-0 lead on DJ LeMahieu’s first-inning sacrifice fly, Judge’s home run off Scherzer (9- 3) in the second and doubles by Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Benintendi in the fifth.
In this two-game shootout between the clubs, the Yankees managed to end a six-game series losing streak, their worst since 1995. The Yankees have won two in a row for the first time since July 29-30 .
Domingo Germán (2-2) was on pace after giving up three hits when Pete Alonso hit a fly ball into the infield that Cabrera and right fielder Marwin González couldn’t agree on to catch.
Cabrera, in his first major league game as a starter at second base after covering shortstop, third base and right field, allowed the ball to slip out of his glove for an error when Gonzalez’s mitt hit him, a play that he recalled when Luis Castillo dropped the ball in the ninth inning that turned the Subway Series opener at the new Yankee Stadium in 2009.
Danmiel Vogelbach, who had streaks of black eye makeup painted on his face, followed two pitches later. He hit a curveball for a two-run homer that went out of the Yankees’ bullpen, into right-center field, to make it 3-2.
Benintendi restored the two-run lead in the bottom half with an RBI single after Kiner-Falefa reached base on an infield single and advanced to second when shortstop Francisco Lindor barehanded a pick and threw a pitch that went wide. open for a bug.
German (2-2) gave up two runs, one earned, in 6 1/3 innings.
For the Yankees, Venezuelans Oswaldo Cabrera 3-0 and Marwin González 2-0.
For the Mets, the Dominican Starling Marte 4-0. Puerto Rican Francisco Lindor 4-1.
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