BRONX, N.Y. (WPIX)—The Mets managed just four hits against a dominant CC Sabathia and Mark Teixeira put the Yankees over the top with a grand slam, securing a 4-0 victory and a Subway Series split.
Sabathia is now undefeated in his last 14 starts at home and out-dueled Mets ace Johan Santana on Sunday with a two-walk, six-strikeout effort.
However, Sabathia was also not perfect -- he allowed the first Mets batter to reach base in the fourth through seventh innings, but with the help of stellar defense from Brett Gardner he was able to pitch his way out of trouble each time.
Santana lasted six innings, striking out three and walking one, but the trouble started in the bottom of the third inning when Brett Gardner singled, Derek Jeter beat out an infield grounder and Nick Swisher loaded the bases after running out a bunt. Santana threw Texeira a challenge fast ball up and in -- but not so far that the Yankee slugger couldn't spin on it, sending a line drive over the left-field wall.
It was Teixeira's 12th homer of the season and his second straight game with a home run.
Santana gave up eight hits over six innings, but the Yankees were unable to score again.
The Yankees and Mets have now split the six games played this season in Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.