Clemens (8-3) suffered the loss for the Yankees as he left the game after 5 2/3 innings with a bruised right foot injury when he hit a double down the left field line in the sixth inning. In that span, the Rocket surrendered four runs, six hits and one walk, while striking out four.
Roger Cedeno scored two runs on two hits for the Mets, who snapped a three- game losing streak. Rey Ordonez added a three-run triple in the win.
Clemens, Bernie Williams and Ron Coomer each doubled for the Yankees, who won the first game of the Subway Series, 4-2, in 10 innings on Friday night.
The Mets opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a mental mistake by Clemens and they never looked back. Ordonez led off the frame with a double to left and Estes moved him to third one batter later on a sacrifice bunt, which was fielded by Jorge Posada. However, on the play, Clemens failed to cover the plate as Ordonez sprinted home to a wide open plate.
Estes increased the Mets' lead to 3-0 in the fifth with his first hit of the season, a two-run homer that just cleared the left-field wall. His third career homer also drove in Cedeno, who doubled.
Piazza belted his 13th homer of the season to lead off the sixth inning for the Mets. It was the fourth homer Piazza collected in his career versus Clemens as he is now 8-for-15 against him.
In the eighth inning, the Mets capped off the scoring with four runs. After Piazza drew a one-out walk and moved to second on a single by Mo Vaughn, Piazza crossed the plate on a Jeromy Burnitz base hit. Cedeno then singled and Joe McEwing ran for Vaughn before Ordonez cleared the bases with a three-run triple.
The Yankees, who were out-hit 10-5, staged their biggest scoring threat in the sixth. Clemens led off with a double and Alfonso Soriano followed with a base hit, which moved Clemens to third. However, Derek Jeter flied out, Jason Giambi struck out and Jorge Posada grounded into a fielder's choice to end the frame.
Estes broke an 0-for-19 slump with his homer and was the first Mets pitcher to homer since Bobby Jones did it April 12, 1999, against Montreal. ...Clemens is 0-for-3 at Shea Stadium...Clemens was hurt when he was rounding second base on his double and was scheduled to have X-rays. It was Clemens' first hit since also doubling at Shea Stadium on September 2, 1997.