NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24: Nick Swisher #33 of the New York Yankees heads for home as R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets reacts after Swisher hit a three run homer in the third inning against the New York Mets on June 24, 2012 during interleague play at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Subway Series: Dickey, Sabathia Struggle As Yankees Clinch Subway Series, 6-5, Sunday Over Mets

The New York Yankees clinched the Subway Series with a 6-5 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Sunday night. CC Sabathia and R.A. Dickey both struggled on the mound. Dickey's streak without allowing an earned run ended after 44 2/3 innings.

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Mets Vs. Yankees Final Score: R.A. Dickey's Streak Ends As Yankees Clinch Subway Series, 6-5

The New York Yankees won Game 3 against the New York Mets, 6-5, to clinch the Subway Series at Citi Field on Sunday night. R.A. Dickey struggled with the command of his knuckleball, and saw his streak without allowing an earned run end after 44 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs, all earned, off five hits and three walks in six innings, striking out three.

CC Sabathia was even shakier. He was pulled with one out left in the in the sixth inning after giving up an Andres Torres two-RBI single to bring the Mets back within one run, 5-4. Sabathia gave up nine hits and two walks while striking out three.

Sabathia gave up five runs in his stint on the mound, but only one earned thanks to some poor defense by the Yankees. Torres stole second, then advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Chance Stewart in the third inning. Ruben Tejada then scored Torres on a sac fly to put the Mets on the board. In the sixth inning, Justin Turner was safe at first after Robinson Cano's throw went awry. He later scored on Torres' single.

The Yankees' offense was in fine form, however. They took a 4-0 lead in the third inning. Mark Teixeira ended Dickey's streak on a sac fly with the bases loaded, scoring Curtis Granderson. Nick Swisher blasted his 11th home run of the season to center field on the next at-bat, scoring Alex Rodriguez and Cano. The Yankees held a 5-1 lead into the middle of the fifth inning after Teixeira drove in Granderson yet again on a fielder's choice ground ball to second base.

The Met promptly stormed back. They added one run in the bottom of the fifth on a David Wright single to left, scoring Dickey. Tejada singled to score Vinny Rottino off Yankees pitcher Cory Wade in the sixth inning. Wade had just stepped to the mound in place of Sabathia. The run tied the game, 5-5, going into the seventh.

Cano sealed the game in the eighth inning with yet another home run for the Yankees. Cano sent the ball well past the center field fence, 440 feet from the plate. The homer was Cano's 16th on the year. Miguel Batista (1-2) earned the loss for giving up the blast. He gave up two hits and struck out two in his two innings of work.

Boone Logan (2-0) earned the win after striking out two in 1 1/3 innings from the start of the seventh. Rafael Soriano notched his 15th save of the year after allowing one hit and striking out one in the midst of a downpour during the bottom of the ninth. Lucas Duda was left on first base as Ike Davis flied out to right to end the game.

Wright extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. Raul Ibanez went 3-for-4 on the night. Derek Jeter went 0-for-5.


Final - 6.24.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R
New York Yankees 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 6
New York Mets 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 5

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Yankees End R.A. Dickey's Streak Without Allowing An Earned Run At 44

The New York Yankees ended R.A. Dickey's streak without allowing an earned run at 44 2/3 innings during Sunday's Game 3 of the Subway Series at Citi Field. Mark Teixeira hit a sac fly off the New York Mets starter with the bases loaded in the third inning to score Curtis Granderson.

Dickey struck out Derek Jeter to start the inning. He walked Granderson, however, then gave up an infield single to Alex Rodriguez. Dickey walked Robinson Cano to load the bases, setting up Teixeira.

After Teixeira's at-bat, Nick Swisher stepped up to the plate and banged a three-run home run to center to put the Yankees up 4-0. Swisher has 11 homers on the year.

Dickey has struggled mightily with his command at times. He nearly beaned Rodriguez in the first inning when his normally dependable knuckleball broke much more than expected.

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Yankees (42-28) Vs. Mets (39-33) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

Citi Field plays host to a possible pitcher's duel as the New York Yankees face the New York Mets in Game 3 of the season's second Subway Series. CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees and face R.A. Dickey for the Mets. Sabathia has won four of his last five starts, and is 3-1 with a 2.25 ERA against the Mets. Dickey is having the best year of his career, already tied with his highest number of wins in a season, leading the league in wins and near the top of the standings in strikeouts.

The two teams have split the series so far, with the Mets taking Game 1, 6-4, and the Yankees winning Game 2 by a score of 4-3. Television coverage is on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. EDT.


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Sunday, Jun 24, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT
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CC Sabathia vs R.A. Dickey

Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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Yankees Vs. Mets Final Score: Yankees Win Second Game Of Subway Series, 4-3

One night after failing to recover from an early deficit, the New York Yankees again found themselves scrambling to complete a comeback on Saturday. This time around, they were successful, defeating the New York Mets by a final score of 4-3.

Center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his seventh home run of the season in the bottom of the third, a solo shot that gave the Mets an early lead. An inning later, left fielder Scott Hairston scored off a grounder by catcher Josh Thole. Starting pitcher Chris Young made it 3-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning with an RBI single that scored Daniel Murphy.

The Yankees took the lead in the top of the seventh thanks to two home runs — the first was a three-run shot by left fielder Raul Ibanez, scoring first baseman Mark Teixeira and right fielder Nick Swisher. Later in the inning, pinch hitter Eric Chavez blasted his fifth homer of the season to give the Yankees a 4-3 advantage.

Ibanez hit his game-tying home run off Mets starter Chris Young, a ball that just cleared the fence in the right-field corner of Citi Field Reliever Jon Rauch (3-7) took the loss, allowing Chavez game-winning opposite field blast.

The Mets were unable to string together any runs after losing control of the lead. David Wright mustered a single in the bottom of the ninth inning but Yankees reliever Rafael Soriano closed the game with two strikeouts and got Daniel Murphy to fly out.

The win improves the Yankees record to 42-28 on the season, while the Mets fall to 39-33.

The third and final game of the interleague series will be played Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.

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Yankees (41-28) Vs. Mets (39-32) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

The Subway Series continues on Saturday at Citi Field as the New York Yankees look to bounce back against the New York Mets after their third consecutive loss on Friday. (Game Time: 7:15 p.m. ET, TV Schedule: Fox)

The Mets scored all the runs they would need in the first inning Friday, batting around to push five baserunners across home plate before the Yankees could muster three outs. Andy Pettitte settled down after his disastrous opening inning to make it through five more innings without allowing another run, but the Mets had already done enough damage and held on for a 6-4 win.

The Yankees have followed a season-high 10-game winning streak by matching their longest losing streak of the season. The Yankees turn to Ivan Nova on Saturday to stop the bleeding. The righty is an amazing 12-0 over his last 15 road starts.

The Mets counter with Chris Young, who hasn't pitched against the Yankees since 2005. A victory would push the Mets eight games over .500, matching their best mark of the season.


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Mets lead the series 1-0

Fri 06/22 WP: Jon Niese (5 - 3)
SV: Frank Francisco
LP: Andy Pettitte (3 - 3)
4 - 6 loss

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@ New York Mets

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012, 7:15 PM EDT
Citi Field

Ivan Nova vs Chris Young

Clear. Winds blowing in from left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Mets-Yankees Final Score: Mets Win 6-4 In Game 1 After Five-Run First Inning

The New York Mets defeated the New York Yankees 6-4 on Friday night, taking the first game of the Subway Series at Citi Field. The Mets batted around the order in the bottom of the first, collecting five runs on five hits and giving them enough of a lead to last through the game. Justin Turner picked up two RBI on a double, and Ike Davis added the rest of the runs in the inning with a three-run home run. Davis' home run glanced off the glove of leaping Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher and bounced over the wall.

Andy Pettitte (3-3) of the Yankees settled down following the first and only gave up two additional hits. Alex Rodriguez put the Yankees on the board in the sixth with a solo home run. Andruw Jones added another solo shot in the seventh, and Robinson Cano hit a two-run home run in the eighth. That was all the Yankees could muster, and with the Mets collecting an insurance run in the seventh on an RBI double by David Wright, they had the game in hand.

Jonathan Niese improved up to 5-3, tossing 6 1/3 innings, striking out five while allowing one run on eight hits a walk. The Yankees were surely itching to get a shot at Frank Francisco given his calling them "chickens," but he was able to pick up his 18th save, despite giving up a hit and a walk in the inning. The Mets improved to 39-32, while the Yankees fall to 41-28. The second game of the series is scheduled for Saturday at 7:15 p.m. ET.

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Yankees Are Chickens? Or Just Weaklings Who Can't Reach Citi Field Fences?

The old saying goes 'Don't tug on Superman's Cape.' Well, in advance of this weekend's Subway Series at Citi Field between the New York Yankees and New York Mets, the upstart Mets have certainly been ignoring that adage.

First, manager Terry Collins warned that the Mets ballpark won't be as friendly to the Yankees sluggers as Yankee Stadium Now, closer Frank Fransisco of the Mets is calling the Yankees "chickens."

"I can't wait to face those chickens. I want to strike out the side against them. I've done it before," said Francisco.

Maybe Francisco should have checked his 5.14 ERA before talking. And maybe the Mets are just pumping themselves up since they got swept the last time the teams played.

Either way, I guess it's nice to see somebody adding a little spice to the Subway Series.

-- See Pinstripe Alley for Yankees news and Amazin' Avenue for the Mets viewpoint

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