MLB: Yankees Defeat Mets in Close Affair

A.J. MartelliSenior Analyst IJune 28, 2008

The New York Yankees knocked off the New York Mets Saturday afternoon by a score of 3-2.

The beginning of the game was delayed on a count of rain, but the game finally got underway at 4:20 ET.

Andy Pettitte started the game for the Yankees and tossed a good game. Pettitte went six innings, allowed two runs on five hits, walked three and struck out four.

Johan Santana started the game for the Mets and also turned in a good outing. Santana pitched six innings, gave up three runs on four hits, walked four and struck out eight.

The Mets drew first blood in this game, getting a solo homer from Ramon Castro in the bottom of the second inning.

The Yankees broke out in the fourth inning getting two runs off the bats of Jason Giambi and Jorge Posada.

With the score at 2-1, Jose Reyes of the Mets made a crucial mistake. Reyes got picked off at second base with two outs to end the fifth inning.

The Yankees got a huge insurance run in the top of the sixth inning. After Alex Rodriguez took second base on a Santana balk, Robinson Cano knocked him in with an RBI single giving the Yankees a 3-1 lead.

In the middle of the sixth, the game was delayed again due to rain, this time for 53 minutes.

After the delay, David Wright cut the lead to one run with a solo homer off Pettitte in the bottom half of the sixth.

Wright's homer was the only other offense the Mets got as the Yankees went on to win the game.

Pettitte picked up win number 9, and his overall record is 9-5.

Santana got the loss and falls to an even 7-7.

Jose Veras and Kyle Farnsworth of the Yanks each recorded holds, and Mariano Rivera nailed down his 22nd save.

The Subway Series wraps up tomorrow afternoon at 1:10 ET.

The Yankees will pitch Darrell Rasner (4-5, 4.50 ERA). The Mets will go with Oliver Perez (5-5, 5.29 ERA).

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