Mets Beat Rival Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) – Hisanori Takahashi outpitched Javier Vazquez in

their second low-scoring duel this season and the New York Mets

extended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-0 victory

over the suddenly slumping New York Yankees on Friday night.

With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Francisco Rodriguez

struck out Derek Jeter and retired Nick Swisher on a foulout to end

it.

David Wright scored in the first with a nifty slide and made a

key defensive play at third base. Angel Pagan added a two-run

double in the eighth and the Mets opened the second Subway Series

of the year with their third consecutive victory over the defending

World Series champs.

 

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