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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 49 - Yankees (1) at Mets (2) - Mets handle Rivera in the ninth for Victory

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N.Y. Mets (20-29)«000000002272

W: S. Rice (3-3) L: M. Rivera (0-1)
HR: NYY - None   NYM - None


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.

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.

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.

Box Score:

Brett Gardner CF412000000.264
Robinson Cano 2B401000001.289
Vernon Wells LF401000000.263
Lyle Overbay 1B401100002.251
David Adams 3B400000002.271
Ichiro Suzuki RF401000000.245
Reid Brignac SS401000001.100
Chris Stewart C300000002.266
Hiroki Kuroda P200000002.000
  Travis Hafner PH100000001.258
  David Robertson P000000000.000
  Mariano Rivera P000000000.000
Ruben Tejada SS400000000.209
Daniel Murphy 2B412010000.304
David Wright 3B412100001.295
Lucas Duda LF402100001.242
Marlon Byrd RF300000001.238
Rick Ankiel CF301000000.244
John Buck C300000001.219
Ike Davis 1B300000002.152
Matt Harvey P200000001.136
  Jordany Valdespin PH100000001.214
  Scott Rice P000000000.000

E_B.Gardner, R.Cano, R.Tejada, M.Byrd. LOB_NY Yankees 6, NY Mets 5. 2B_D.Murphy. CS_I.Suzuki.

Hiroki Kuroda7.0400070110-722.39
David Robertson (H 10)1.000001011-82.86
Mariano Rivera (L 0-1;B 1)0.03210009-51.86
Matt Harvey8.06110100114-801.85
Scott Rice (W 3-3)1.010001013-103.38

M.Rivera pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

T_2:54. A_31877.
Umpires_Home,Brian O'Nora; First, Bill Welke; Second, Adrian Johnson; Third, Fieldin Culbreth.

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