One homer better
4-1 win. Judge’s 18th homer got the Yankees fans finally shouting louder than their Mets counterparts in a sellout crowd.
David Robertson (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh and Dellin Betances, the only player in this Subway Series born in New York, struck out the side in the eighth. Aroldis Chapman, who has been bothered by tendinitis in his left knee, worked around two walks in the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.
Andujar’s two-run homer in the sixth off Steven Matz made it 3-all. Torres connected for his 11th homer in the Yankees’ third.
Stuck in a scoring rut, the Mets rearranged their lineup — “We need to just shake things up,” manager Mickey Callaway said before the game.
The new batting order provided an immediate payoff, too. Frazier, in the second spot for the first time this year, and Cabrera quickly homered off rookie Domingo German.
Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka was put on the 10-day disabled list, a day after straining both hamstrings running the bases. Manager Aaron Boone said it’s “very possible” Tanaka will be back before the Allstar break in mid-july.
Mets: OF Yoenis Cespedes, out since May 13 because of a strained right hip flexor, hit two doubles for Double-a Binghamton but was pulled early for precautionary reasons with tightness in his right quad.
Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (9-1, 2.20 ERA) is 7-0 in his past 10 starts.
Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (1-1, 2.04) makes his second start and 23rd appearance of the season.
Todd Frazier hits a home run during the first inning of the Mets’ Subway Series game with the Yankees on Saturday. Asdrubal Cabrera added a two-run shot for the Mets.