The New York Mets defeated the New York Yankees 2-1 in the first game of the Subway Series, and have now reached the .500 mark for the first time since April 9. The Yankees have lost six in a row in their "new" home ballpark for the first time since it opened, according to the SNY broadcast.
Key hits for the magical Justin Turner and David Murphy accounted for the runs for the Mets n what was surprisingly a pitcher's duel between two soft-tossers in the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium. R.A. tossed six innings and allowed a run, while striking out five, in his second win of the season -- and first since his first start of the year. Freddy Garcia was just as good, throwing seven innings of two-run ball on five hits and striking out two. Garcia has turned himself into a Livan Hernandez-type and despite the stuff not being too nice on the eye, he kept the Mets batters off balance all night, as did Dickey with his dancing knuckleball.
The Yankee started the scoring off in the third inning, with a stadium-aided home run by Mark Teixeira that barely got over the wall and went just beyond the leap of Carlos Beltran in right field. However, the Mets answered right back in the next frame: Fernando Martinez doubled then advanced on a wild pitch and Turner stroked him home with a double of his own to tie the game at 1.
Daniel Murphy smacked a right-field home run in the sixth inning and that would be the game winning run, as the Mets' bullpen threw three hitless innings, with five strikeouts.
Both teams will look to bring more offense to tomorrow's game -- as the Yankees will go against lefty Chris Capuano and the Mets against righty A.J. Burnett.
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|New York Yankees||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||4||1|
|WP: R.A. Dickey (2 - 5)
SV: Francisco Rodriguez (15)
LP: Freddy Garcia (2 - 4)