The Yankees took their first game from the Mets at Citi Field Friday night, and didn’t let up on Saturday afternoon. Bartolo Colon made his return to the rotation and did not disappoint, shutting down the Mets while the Yankees used a couple long balls and a big sixth inning to end the first half of the season with a bang. The Mets made a run in the ninth, but the Bombers took a 5-2 victory in the weekend series against their crosstown rivals.
The Yankees had a chance to get on the board in the third, when the suddenly hot Eduardo Nunez led off with a double. Colon laid down a nice sac bunt to move Nunez to third. Brett Gardner hit the ball to first baseman Lucas Duda who threw out Nunez at the plate. A ground out from Curtis Granderson ended the inning and the Yankees’ threat.
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