Yankees 9 Mets 3: The Mets failed to deliver a knockout blow against a struggling Ivan Nova and they paid for it with a loss. The Mets jumped out to a 3-1 lead with Harris, Paulino and Pridie all all delivering RBI's. But that was all they could manage as they left two runners on in the third and sixth and hit into two big double-plays. Mike Pelfrey cruised until the seventh when the Yankees' offense finally woke up.

Brett Gardner singled up the middle and Chris Dickerson drew a walk. Francsico Cervelli tried to bunt, but Pelfrey hit him in the shoulder to load the bases and Derek Jeter hit a grounder through the middle for a two-RBI single to tie the game. Curtis Granderson bunted the runners over and the Mets chose to intentionally walk Mark Teixeira to pitch to A-Rod. Alex put the Yankees ahead with a slow roller to third that Willie Harris couldn't get to in time. Robinson Cano followed with a RBI single to make it 5-3. Brett Gardner doubled home two more runs and Chris Dickerson capped the scoring with a bloop single that drove in another two runs. The eight-run seventh lasted 30 minutes and gave Luis Ayala his first Yankee win.