Mets Edge Yankees in Subway Series

Dickey buckles Yanks with knuckler in 2-1 Mets win

AP Sports Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – R.A. Dickey regained command of his knuckleball
and confounded the Yankees for six innings, Daniel Murphy homered
and a youthful Mets lineup won the Subway Series opener 2-1 Friday
night in front of a surprisingly lackluster New York crowd.
      Justin Turner had three hits, including a tying double off
Freddy Garcia (2-4) to give him an RBI in six straight games. Jose
Reyes made a run-saving play at shortstop and Francisco Rodriguez
converted his 15th straight save for the resurgent Mets, winners of
10 of 14.
      Mark Teixeira homered for the Yankees, who have lost six
straight at home for the first time since 2003.
      K-Rod, pitching in the Mets' fifth consecutive game, worked a
1-2-3 ninth. The bullpen put up three perfect innings in relief of
Dickey (2-5).
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