NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout and the Yankees got home runs from Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira at Citi Field.
Brian Roberts tripled twice and the Yankees finally beat their crosstown rivals after dropping six straight. The Mets took all four Subway Series games last year and won two slugfests in the Bronx this week.
Tanaka (6-0) overwhelmed the Mets with his vast assortment of pitches while spoiling Rafael Montero's major league debut. Montero (0-1) threw six competitive innings but was no match for the $155 million rookie from Japan.
Tanaka struck out eight and walked none in his first complete game in the majors. He also singled, giving him one more than Mets pitchers have in 64 at-bats this season.