NEW YORK – Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers, David Wright also connected and the New York Mets routed the Yankees 10-3 Saturday for their second consecutive Subway Series victory.

Tom Glavine pitched six effective innings, sending the bumbling Yankees to their fourth straight loss and leaving both Big Apple teams at 37-37.

Coming off three straight losing seasons, the Mets must be pretty pleased with that. Their crosstown rivals certainly are not.

Kris Benson pitches against the Yankees’ Randy Johnson on Sunday night, when the Mets go for their first sweep at Yankee Stadium.

Bernie Williams had another embarrassing lapse in center field, and rookie Sean Henn was roughed up again for the Yankees, who have dropped five of six to the Devil Rays and Mets – both last-place teams – after going 6-0 to start their 13-game homestand.

With chants of “Let’s Go Mets!” filling a sold-out Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Bombers fell 61/2 games behind first-place Boston in the AL East. They are 0-26 when scoring three runs or fewer.

Glavine (5-7) won for the first time in four starts, working out of trouble on a humid, 90-degree afternoon. He scattered seven hits for his 267th win, passing Bob Feller and Eppa Rixey for sole possession of 32nd on the career list. Next up is Hall of Famer Jim Palmer with 268.

Tagged twice by Tampa Bay, Henn (0-3) didn’t fare much better in his third major league start. He allowed six runs and seven hits – including three homers – in 4 1-3 innings. After walking seven last time out, he issued two free passes.

The Yankees have allowed 12 home runs in their last five games.

Williams, struggling in center the past few days with physical and mental gaffes, hesitated after putting away Carlos Beltran’s routine fly in the first inning, apparently thinking it was the third out. That allowed Mike Cameron to tag up and move to second.

Floyd then drove a 3-2 pitch into the right-field upper deck for a 2-0 lead.

Wright connected leading off the second, his 11th.

Robinson Cano’s two-run double with two outs in the bottom half cut it to 3-2, but shortstop Jose Reyes saved a run with a diving play on Derek Jeter’s grounder.

Henn backed Floyd off with a high-and-tight fastball in the third, and he glared out at the 24-year-old left-hander. But it didn’t faze Floyd at all.

Two innings later, he followed Beltran’s RBI double with another two-run shot, making it 6-2. It was Floyd’s 20th homer of the season and fourth in five games. He also walked twice and scored three times.

Chris Woodward opened the sixth with a bloop double off Williams’ glove and scored on Reyes’ RBI single off Scott Proctor.

The Mets piled on in the seventh, adding three runs on Wright’s RBI double, Woodward’s sacrifice fly and Ramon Castro’s two-out RBI double off Paul Quantrill to make it 10-2.

Cano homered in the ninth off Danny Graves.

Notes: Mets 1B Doug Mientkiewicz left in the fifth with a tight right hamstring and is day to day. … Floyd hit 18 homers in each of his first two injury-plagued seasons with the Mets. He has 12 career multihomer games, three this season. … The Mets, who dropped two of three to the Yankees at Shea Stadium last month, went 4-2 against the Yankees last year – the only time they’ve won the season series since interleague play began in 1997. … The Yankees have lost four straight at home for the first time this year.

AP-ES-06-25-05 1926EDT


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