Mets, Yankees trade double-digit scores to split DH

New York Yankees' Luke Voit left celebrates with Gary Sanchez center after hitting a three-run home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday

New York Yankees' Luke Voit left celebrates with Gary Sanchez center after hitting a three-run home run against the New York Mets during the fourth inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday

Much like the romp against to beat the Mets in game 1, the Yankees were romped in game 2.

Voit has 30 home runs in 103 games since the Yankees acquired him July 28 for pitchers Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. The drive on Paxton's eighth pitch of the at-bat and 11th pitch of the night left the stadium nearly as quiet as it was in the afternoon, when the stands were about a quarter full at the start for the makeup of Monday night's rainout. The 28-year-old took over at first base from the repeatedly injured Greg Bird and has 16 homers this year. "There's been multiple guys throughout the history of baseball that have been in that same situation, and for me to finally get a chance, you don't want to ever look back on it and you want to roll with it".

Wheeler was given a 4-1 lead thanks to a Jeff McNeil three-run home run, but let it get away in a big way. Luke Voit hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Zack Wheeler as the Yankees overcame a three-run deficit to win the opener 12-5.

Not able to make it out of the 5th inning, Wheeler allowed nine runs (five earned) on 10 hits and one walk, striking out six.

"There was a lot of Mets fans here", Voit said. Gary Sanchez had three RBIs and tied for the AL lead with his 20th home run. Six days after throwing a five-hit shutout on 117 pitches against San Francisco, the soft-tossing left-hander struck out three, walked two and threw none of his 93 pitches over 87 miles per hour.

"My slider wasn't very good today". 'I don't think that was a factor, ' Paxton said. He had been 0-2 in four starts since winning May 12 at Tampa Bay. "The changeup wasn't really working", Wheeler said.

"Fastball was about the only thing I had going for me".

The Mets (33-34), who have not been over.500 since May 3, won for only the fifth time in their last 23 road games.

This was the fifth doubleheader between the teams.

They scored their first three runs in the third on an RBI single by Gleyber Torres and run-scoring groundouts by Clint Frazier and Urshela.

Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner made a sprawling backhand catch on McNeil leading off the game. RHP Noah Syndergaard left before the opener because of strep throat.

Yankees: RHP Dellin Betances was scheduled for an MRI. Betances has been out all season with a shoulder impingement but is now feeling lat soreness. OF-DH Giancarlo Stanton (biceps/shoulder/calf) was set to play for Class A Tampa. He has not played for the Yankees since March 31 and reinjured himself May 20 on the first day of his previous rehab assignment. RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (right shoulder) threw on flat ground for the first time since May 9.

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-6) starts Thursday when the Mets open a homestand against St. Louis and RHP Jack Flaherty (4-3).

Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (6-3) is likely to start Thursday's series opener at the Chicago White Sox.

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