It was a unique day for the New York Yankees and Mets on Tuesday as the two teams would play not one but two Subway Series games on the day. In the opener, the Yankees exerted their dominance on proceedings, winning 12-5 on the back of a massive five-run fourth inning. The got home runs from Gio Urshela and Luke Voit in that frame, and along with setting their season-high for hits, at 15, they were able to pull away from their crosstown rivals.
In the nightcap, however, the Mets would have something to say about it all. They would chase starting pitcher James Paxton, who gave up six earned runs in 2 and 2/3 innings, very early on in the game. A three-run shot by Pete Alonso in the first inning set the tone for the entire evening, and it eventually led to a 10-4 victory for the National Leaguers and a split of the series. J.D. Davis and Carlos Gomez also hit homers of their own, while Jason Vargas pitched a solid six innings, giving up three earned runs.