GEICO SportsNite: Yankees on 6-1 win

The Yankees and manager Joe Girardi discuss the team’s 6-1 win against the Mets in the first game of this weekend’s Subway Series.

Teixeira (2 HRs, 4 RBI), Yanks end Mets’ streak

yankscreen0425The Yankees ended the Mets’ winning streak at 11 with a 6-1 victory in the Bronx Friday.

The Yankees took advantage of their short right-field porch with three homers off Mets starter Jacob deGrom. Mark Teixeira had two two-run homers and Jacoby Ellsbury a solo shot as deGrom allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings.

Yankees starter Michael Pineda (3-0, 3.96) allowed one run and four hits with seven strikeouts (no walks). Lucas Duda had the only Mets RBI with a sac fly.

It was the first time deGrom (2-1, 2.96) allowed multiple home runs in a game since he gave up three to the Dodgers last year in his second major league start. . .deGrom finished by retiring the last eight batters he faced.

Teixeira ended deGrom’s scoreless-inning streak at 18 2/3 with his homer in the first. . .He hit his seventh homer of the season in the Yanks’ four-run fourth after Alex Rodriguez walked. The inning began with Ellsbury’s homer and included Stephen Drew’s RBI sac fly.

The loss also ended the Mets’ four-game winning streak in the Bronx.

Game 2 of the Subway Series is Saturday at Yankee Stadium (4:05, SNY). Matt Harvey (3-0, 3.50) faces CC Sabathia (0-3, 4.35).

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Yanks top Tigers, 2-1, on Thursday afternoon

The Yankees beat the Tigers 2-1 on Thursday afternoon in Detroit.

Masahiro Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing just three hits and one earned run. He walked two and struck out six. He needed 94 pitches, with 60 of them landing for strikes.

The Yankees got runs in the sixth and eighth innings, the latter coming on a Brian McCann fielder’s choice.

Jacoby Ellsbury scored in the sixth inning on a balk by pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

Dellin Betances earned the win, pitchint 1 1/3 innings, with two strikeouts. Andrew Miller set down the Tigers in order in the 9th, including Miguel Cabrera, striking out two.

The Yankees return to the Bronx and welcome the Mets to Yankee Stadium for the first Subway Series games of 2015, at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Ellsbury hit with ‘frozen snowball’

USATSI_8533521_110579513_lowresJacoby Ellsbury turned as if to start his swing and then crumpled to the ground after David Price’s pitch caught him square in the chest.

With temperatures in the 30s in downtown Detroit, this was no way to begin the game.

“It felt like a frozen snowball or something, going at 93,” Ellsbury said.

Ellsbury shook off the pain and went to first base, and Price’s problems were only beginning. The New York Yankees scored six runs off him in the first inning amid swirling snow flurries, and they went on to a 13-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Yanks pound Tigers, Price in the snow

yankscreen0424The Yankees scored eight runs in two-plus innings against Tigers starter David Price and won 13-4 in snowy Detroit.

The Yankees led 6-4 after the 50-minute first inning (87 pitches). Price and Yanks starter Adam Warren combined to allow seven hits and six walks.

Mark Teixeira (3-for-4, four RBI) added a three-run homer in the seventh for the Yankees. They are over .500 (8-7) for the first time this season and have won five of six.

Price (1-1) allowed eight runs and 10 hits in 2 1/3 innings, his second straight bad start against the Yankees. He’s retired only seven of the last 20 Yankee hitters he’s faced.

Detroit lost back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Warren, who walked four of his first five batters, settled down after the first. He allowed five hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Gregorio Petit hit a three-run double in the Yankees’ six-run first, which included Jacoby Ellsbury’s first RBI of the season. Carlos Beltran and Chase Headley hit back-to-back RBI triples in the second, and Didi Gregorius two-run double in the fourth.

The Yankees finish the three-game series at Detroit Thursday afternoon (1:08 p.m.) Masahiro Tanaka (2-1, 3.94) faces Anibal Sanchez (1-2, 7.71).

Yankees claim LHP Matt Tracy

The Yankees have claimed LHP Matt Tracy off waivers from the Marlins.

He was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

The Marlins previously claimed Tracy from the Yankees on Saturday.

In his first season in the majors, Tracy pitched two innings for the Yankees this season, allowing two hits and three runs against the Red Sox. Last season, the 26-year old moved from from Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he went 1-6 with a 4.45 ERA.