Mets edge Yankees 3-2 in 9th for 2-game Subway Series sweep

by | Jul 27, 2022 | Sports

NEW YORK — Starling Marte singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the New York Mets beat the crosstown Yankees 3-2 on Wednesday night for a two-game sweep of their Subway Series.Max Scherzer was marvelous on his 38th birthday, striking out Aaron Judge three times to help the Mets take a 2-0 lead into the eighth. Gleyber Torres tied it with a two-run homer off inexperienced reliever David Peterson, normally a starter.Pete Alonso homered early off Domingo Germán, and Francisco Lindor had an RBI single for the Mets before a sellout crowd at Citi Field.Making his Subway Series debut, Scherzer permitted five hits over seven innings and struck out six — including Judge in two big situations.Eduardo Escobar doubled on the first pitch from Wandy Peralta (2-3), who entered in the ninth on his 31st birthday. Escobar advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tomás Nido, who doubled and scored earlier.Escobar held at third when Brandon Nimmo reached on an infield single that a lunging Peralta was unable to corral cleanly. Marte then ripped a line drive into left field over a drawn-in infield to give the Mets their ninth walk-off win against the Yankees.Seth Lugo (2-2) struck out three in 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the win. The Mets extended their NL East lead to three games over Atlanta with their seventh victory in the last nine meetings against th …

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