Robinson Cano hit two two-run homers as the New York Yankees defeated cross-town rival New York Mets 9-1 in a Major League Baseball interleague game tonight at Yankee Stadium.
Hiroki Kuroda (5-6) had a no-hitter going for the Yankees before Omar Quintanilla hit a double with two outs in the sixth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out seven in seven innings.
Alex Rodriguez scored on Cano’s home run in the second inning to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. The duo repeated the feat in the third inning as Cano, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones hit back-to-back-to-back home runs, giving the Yankees’ 6-0 advantage.
Curtis Granderson scored on Rodriguez’s sacrifice fly to center, Mark Teixeira added a run on Swisher’s ground-rule double and Jones hit a run-scoring single in the seventh to cap the Yankee 9-0 run.
Lucas Duda doubled in the top of the ninth to send home Quintanilla for the Mets’ only score.
Johan Santana, (3-3) who pitched the season’s third no- hitter and the first ever for the Mets on June 1, gave up six runs on seven hits in five innings.
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