New York Mets sweep two-game Subway Series in the ninth inning as Starling Marte’s walk-off single seals dramatic 3-2 win over crosstown rivals Yankees in front of a packed Citi Field
- New York Mets beat the Yankees 3-2 Wednesday, securing win deep in the ninth
- Starling Marte’s single allowed Eduardo Escobar to score and seal the victory
- Wednesday’s win completes a two-game Subway Series sweep for the Mets
- Superstar Aaron Judge endured a dreadful night, going 0-5 at Citi Field
Starling Marte delivered the walk-off RBI single Wednesday night for the host New York Mets, who edged the New York Yankees 3-2 to sweep a two-game interleague series from their crosstown rivals.
The Mets have won three straight following a three-game losing streak to extend their lead in the NL East to three games. The Yankees, who entered Wednesday with the best record in baseball, are 2-5 since the All-Star break and 10-12 this month.
Eduardo Escobar led off the ninth by doubling on the first pitch thrown by Wandy Peralta (2-3). Escobar went to third on a bunt by Tomas Nido and remained there when Brandon Nimmo was credited with a single when Peralta momentarily bobbled his comebacker.
New York Mets’ Starling Marte celebrates after hitting a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning
New York Yankees’ Gleyber Torres watches his two-run homer against the New York Mets
Marte then ripped a 1-0 pitch beyond shortstop and into left field to score Escobar. Marte raised his arm as he rounded first base before being wrapped up by Pete Alonso and Nimmo as their teammates mobbed them at second base.
Seth Lugo (2-2) struck out three in 1 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win.
Max Scherzer wiggled in and out of trouble over seven scoreless innings for the Mets, who carried a 2-0 lead into the eighth thanks to a Pete Alonso homer leading off the second and Francisco Lindor’s RBI single in the third.
Torres (No 25) of the Yankees celebrates his eighth-inning game-tying two-run home
David Peterson replaced Max Scherzer at the mound and Torres tied the game moments later
Torres watches his two-run home run during the eighth inning against their crosstown rivals
New York Mets starting pitcher Scherzer (21) pitches in the first inning Wednesday
But David Peterson, the Mets’ unofficial sixth starter, gave up the lead in five pitches in the eighth, when he issued a four-pitch walk to Anthony Rizzo before Gleyber Torres homered to right.
Scherzer, pitching on his 38th birthday, allowed five hits and walked two while striking out six. In five starts on his birthday, Scherzer is 3-1 with a 0.82 ERA.
Domingo German, making his second start of the season after missing the first half with a right shoulder injury, gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven over 4 2/3 innings.
New York Mets’ Pete Alonso hits a home run in the second inning to give them the lead
Alonso (20) celebrates with Daniel Vogelbach (32) after hitting a homer in bottom of the 2nd
New York Yankees star Aaron Judge endured a night to forget Wednesday at Citi Field
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