Yankees Beat Mets 5-2

Saturday, Jul 2, 2011  |  Updated 7:06 PM EDT
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Yankees Beat Mets 5-2

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Curtis Granderson high-fives Mark Teixeira after hitting a solo home run off Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee during the sixth inning.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list and Eduardo Nunez had another big game at the plate, leading the New York Yankees past the Mets 5-2 on Saturday for their season-best seventh consecutive victory.

Jose Reyes left after two innings with tightness in his left hamstring, taking the starch out of the suddenly slumping Mets. After setting a club record by scoring 52 runs in a four-game stretch, they have managed only five while losing their past three.

Held scoreless for the first five innings, the Yankees touched up rookie Dillon Gee (8-2) with four straight sharp hits in a four-run sixth before a Citi Field-record crowd of 42,042.

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