The Mets beat the Yankees 3-2 to Complete a Subway Series Sweep

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Mets Managed to Get their Winning Runs in the 9th Innings

The New York Mets defeated the crosstown Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday, completing a two-game sweep of their Subway Series.

On his 38th birthday, Max Scherzer was outstanding, striking out Aaron Judge 3 times to take a 2-0 lead into the eighth inning. Gleyber Torres tied it with a 2-run homer off David Peterson, an inexperienced reliever who would normally start.

In a trade for three minor leaguers, the slumping Yankees acquired outfielder Andrew Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals less than an hour after the game.

For the Mets, Pete Alonso hit an early home run off Domingo Germán, and Francisco Lindor added an RBI single in front of a sellout crowd at Citi Field.

Scherzer, making his Subway Series debut, allowed five hits and struck out six batters over seven innings, including Judge twice.

Wandy Peralta (2-3) entered the ninth inning on his 31st birthday, and Eduardo Escobar doubled on the first pitch. Tomás Nido, who had previously doubled and scored, sacrifice bunted Escobar to third.

When Brandon Nimmo reached on an infield single that Peralta couldn’t catch cleanly, Escobar held at third. Marte then smacked a line drive, giving the Mets their ninth walk-off victory over the Yankees.

Seth Lugo (2-2) earned the win by striking out three batters in 1 2/3 scoreless innings.

The teams will meet again in late August at Yankee Stadium.

For the first time this season, the Yankees finished a 2-5 road trip after the All-Star break. They have lost ten of their last fifteen games.

Scherzer’s sliders struck out Judge three times. The first came with two on at the end of the third, and the last came with runners at the corners at the end of the seventh.

In the fifth, Scherzer got out of trouble when DJ LeMahieu lined out to shortstop with 2 outs, and in the 6th, when Josh Donaldson slammed his helmet down after grounding out to the pitcher.

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On Thursday night, the Yankees will welcome struggling Kansas City to the Bronx. New York’s Jameson Taillon (10-2, 3.93 ERA) faces Brady Singer (4-3, 3.82 ERA) in the first of a seven-game homestand.

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