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Yankees edge rival Mets

Kevin Russo drove in both runs to lead the New York Yankees in a 2-1 win over their cross-town rival New York Mets Friday in the opener of a three-game inter-league series at Citi Field.

The Yankees won the game as -160 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (9) set by sportsbooks.

Javier Vazquez tossed a one-hit shutout through six innings, striking out six in the victory for the Yankees.

Elmer Dessens gave up both runs in relief and suffered the loss for the Mets.