New York Yankees defeat New York Mets, 5-3

Not many in the crowd of 49,073 seemed to realize that Phil Hughes was done for the day when he came off the mound after the seventh inning Saturday, so there was little buzz for the pitcher who started slowly but then clamped down on the Mets.

But Hughes' effort was one of several important, though perhaps unspectacular cogs in the Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Mets that evened the second go-round of the Subway Series. Mark Teixeira, who has underperformed much of the ...

Of all the pitching matchups in the Subway Series this weekend, the one between Phil Hughes and Mike Pelfrey Saturday was the most compelling, because it represented the future of baseball in New York.

It can't get much better than two young pitchers, who have pitched like aces in 2010, going head-to-head in a Saturday matinee at Yankee Stadium.

It is the first time that a Mets pitcher and a Yankees pitcher have both started with 9-1 records and only the second time ...