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MLB Game Summary - NY Yankees at NY Mets



(Tuesday, May 28th)

Final Score: NY Mets 2, NY Yankees 1

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Mariano Rivera was given the honor of throwing out the first pitch in his final scheduled appearance at Citi Field. His final one wasn't as joyous an occasion for the legendary closer, however.

The New York Mets came through with three consecutive hits against Rivera during a two-run ninth-inning rally that gave the club a dramatic 2-1 victory over the crosstown-rival New York Yankees and a sweep of the two-game interleague set.

Daniel Murphy greeted Rivera (0-1) with a bloop double down the left-field line in the bottom of the ninth and David Wright followed with a single up the middle to bring home the tying run. Lucas Duda then dropped in a base hit to right that plated Wright and gave the Mets their first three-game win streak since April 6-8.

"I've struggled lately, there's no going around it," Duda admitted. "I got jammed and it went over (Robinson) Cano's head and we scored."

Remarkably, each of the Mets' last six triumphs have come in their last at- bat. They downed the Yankees by a 2-1 count in Monday's opener on Murphy's tie-breaking RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Mets honored the retiring Rivera by having him toss the ceremonial pregame offering to his former counterpart on the other side of town, John Franco, but weren't as gracious in handing the 43-year-old his first blown save in 19 chances this season.

"That's the game of baseball, anything can happen," Rivera said of his blown save. "It happened quick."

The comeback also resulted in the Bronx Bombers' first three-game slide of the year heading into Wednesday's matchup between the teams at Yankee Stadium.

Huroki Kuroda put Rivera in position for a happy ending by spinning seven shutout innings in which the veteran yielded a mere four singles while striking out seven without a walk in a duel with Mets ace Matt Harvey.

Harvey held his own as well, giving up just one run on six hits and fanning 10 with no walks over eight impressive frames. Scott Rice (3-3) recorded the win after holding the Yankees scoreless in the top of the ninth.

Murphy, Wright and Duda each finished 2-for-4 for the Mets, with Brett Gardner collecting two hits for the Yankees and scoring their only run on a Lyle Overbay single.

Rivera received a warm ovation from the enemy crowd upon taking the mound with a 1-0 lead in the ninth, but the cheers grew louder after Murphy was able to slide into second after his fly ball fell in just inside fair ground. Wright then muscled a ball into center field to pull the Mets even, and Duda was able to fight off a cutter that found its way into the outfield as Wright raced home from second.

Though the fans had to sit through a rain delay of an hour and 31 minutes for the anticipated pitcher's duel between Harvey and Kuroda to begin, both starting hurlers were able to live up to their advance billing once the game did commence.

Harvey, a Connecticut native who grew up rooting for the Yankees as a child, permitted just a pair of third-inning singles before Gardner laced a base hit to open the sixth with the contest still scoreless, and a misplay by Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd allowed the Yankees' leadoff man to take second on the play.

After a Robinson Cano grounder moved Gardner to third, Harvey got Vernon Wells to pop up in foul ground, but the phenom couldn't prevent Overbay from delivering a sharp single up the middle to knock in the night's first run.

The single was the first hit surrendered by Harvey in 13 at-bats this season with runners in scoring position and two out.

Kuroda, meanwhile, set down 14 of the next 15 hitters after Murphy and Wright had consecutive one-out singles in the first. The streak ended when Ruben Tejada reached on a Cano error to start the bottom of the sixth, but the Yankees kept the shutout bid intact with two outstanding defensive plays.

Gardner, who robbed Murphy of a home run with a leaping catch in Monday's meeting, ran down the latter's deep fly to center to negate a potential extra- base hit. Tejada later took second on a passed ball, but was picked off by Kuroda shortly afterward to erase the would-be tying run and prompt an ejection of Mets manager Terry Collins, who took umbrage of second base umpire Adrian Johnson initially ruling Tejada safe.

The Yankees had a chance to extend the margin after back-to-back singles from Cano and Wells placed runners at the corners with two out in the eighth, but Harvey got Overbay to fly out to keep it a 1-0 score.

Game Notes

The Mets' six consecutive wins in their final at-bat established a new franchise record. They did it in five straight from May 13-June 2, 1989 ... Rivera pitched in his 1,072nd career game, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley for fourth place all-time ... The Yankees announced prior to the game that first baseman Mark Teixeira (wrist) and third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) will both begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday ... The Yankees activated reliever Joba Chamberlain (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday, while designating recently acquired lefty David Huff for assignment .... Murphy is batting .397 (25-for-63) over his last 16 games.

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 1
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1:05pm Today
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2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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Final
HOU 4
BAL 1
Final
KAN 1
NYY 5
Final
MIA 1
PIT 5
Final
WAS 2
CHC 3
Final
CWS 9
TOR 10
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COL 1
CIN 2
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PHI 4
NYM 5
Final
SEA 7
TAM 6
Final
TEX 4
CLE 3
Final
BOS 1
MIN 2
Final
SFG 6
MIL 3
Final
ARI 4
STL 6
Final
DET 1
OAK 0
Final
SDP 4
ANA 0
Final
ATL 0
LOS 8
12:10pm Today
TEX
CLE
12:35pm Today
COL
CIN
12:35pm Today
MIA
PIT
12:37pm Today
CWS
TOR
1:05pm Today
KAN
NYY
1:10pm Today
BOS
MIN
1:10pm Today
PHI
NYM
1:10pm Today
SEA
TAM
1:40pm Today
SFG
MIL
3:35pm Today
DET
OAK
4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
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SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
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Final
ATL 88
CLE 118
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
Final
NYR 7
TAM 3
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
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ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
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UCLA
 
Final
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1:05pm Today
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7:05pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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