|N.Y. Yankees (30-21)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||1||7||2|
|N.Y. Mets (20-29)«||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||7||2|
|W: S. Rice (3-3) L: M. Rivera (0-1)|
HR: NYY - None NYM - None
Recap: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.