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Tanaka’s First Shutout Silences Mets

Masahiro Tanaka pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout and the New York Yankees got home runs from Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira in a 4-0 victory over the Mets on Wednesday night.

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees
Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees celebrates with Brian McCann at Citi Field in Flushing. (Al Bello, Getty Images)

Brian Roberts tripled twice and the Yankees finally beat their crosstown rivals after dropping six straight.

The Mets took all four Subway Series games last year and won two slugfests in the Bronx this week. Back home at spacious Citi Field, however, their bats went silent again.

Tanaka (6-0) had plenty to do with that, overwhelming the Mets with his vast assortment of pitches while spoiling Rafael Montero’s big league debut. Montero (0-1), the latest to arrive in a line of touted Mets pitching prospects, threw six competitive innings but was no match for Tanaka.

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