Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Ike Davis showed signs of breaking out of his slump while helping the New York Mets extend the recent struggles of their city rivals.
The embattled first baseman went 2-for-5 and delivered a two-RBI single during a five-run first inning that propelled the surging Mets to a 9-4 drubbing of the New York Yankees as the Subway Series shifted venues to the Bronx on Wednesday.
Lucas Duda also knocked in a pair of runs with a double later on, while Marlon Byrd homered and recorded two RBI as well in the Mets' season-best fourth consecutive victory and third over the rival Yanks in as many days. The Mets posted back-to-back 2-1 decisions over the Bombers at Citi Field the previous two nights.
The Mets battered David Phelps (3-3) for five runs -- four earned -- on four hits and two walks before the Yankees starter was removed after only registering one out.
Counterpart Jeremy Hefner (1-5) fared considerably better, permitting three runs on nine hits and striking out five over six innings to notch his first win in 10 starts in 2013.
The Yankees have now dropped four in a row, their longest skid of the year.
Brennan Boesch finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the loss, with Robinson Cano and Jayson Nix each collecting two hits and driving in a run for the Yankees.