The Yankees rebounded from Tuesday's loss to beat the Mets 5-1 on Wednesday at Citi Field. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game
1) After about one month on the injured list, Domingo German got off to a rough start, allowing a home run on his first pitch of the ball game. However, the Mets would get nothing more off of German, who looked much like the pitcher he was in the beginning of the season the rest of the way. German finished with 80 pitches (56 strikes) and generated 13 swings and misses (seven from his curveball) en route to six strikeouts and zero walks.
2) Gleyber Torres is upset about not being selected to the All-Star Game as of yet, but it's not affecting his game. Torres registered two RBI singles in the game to lift his season total to 50.
3) Didi Gregorius homered and singled, marking his sixth straight game with at least two hits. Gregorius has boosted his average from .220 to .312 since the streak began. The homer was Gregorius' fourth of the season to go alone with nine RBIs.
4) Gio Urshela followed Gregorius' home run in the sixth inning with one of his own. It was Urshela's seventh home run of the season, which is a career-high. Urshela also made three exceptional plays at third base. If there were any questions about whether Urshela could stay on top of his game with a bit less playing time, he's answering with a profound "Yes."
5) Chad Green tossed two innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts. In his last 12 appearances, Green has allowed just one run in 17 innings with 28 strikeouts and one walk.
J.A. Happ (7-4, 5.23 ERA) and the Yankees begin a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday at 5:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field.