May 30, 2013: Mets Win Fourth Straight Over Yanks

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Date: May 30, 2013
Mets starter: Dillon Gee
Mets: 3
Yankees: 1
Winning pitcher: Dillon Gee
Key player(s): Dillon Gee, Marlon Byrd, John Buck
Key play: Byrd’s home run, Buck’s single

The Mets faced the Yankees on a Thursday night in the Bronx. The teams played the last of four consecutive games against each other. The Mets recorded a 3-1 victory for their fourth straight win over the Yanks.

After a scoreless first inning, Lucas Duda drew a walk to open the top of the second. Marlon Byrd slugged a home run for a 2-0 Mets lead. Anthony Recker doubled and advanced to third base on Juan Lagares’s fly out to right fielder Brennan Boesch. Omar Quintanilla grounded out to second baseman Robinson Cano. Yankees’ starter Vidal Nuno retired Justin Turner on an inning-ending ground ball to shortstop Reid Brignac. For the Mets, starter Dillon Gee pitched a scoreless bottom half.

Nuno set down the side in order in the top of the third. With one out in the bottom of the inning, Cano homered for the Yanks’ first run of the game. Vernon Wells was retired on a fly ball to left fielder Duda. Travis Hafner grounded out to third baseman David Wright to finish off the inning. Nuno shut down the Mets in the top of the fourth. Gee then whizzed through the Yankees with a perfect bottom half.

Gee and Nuno each pitched perfectly in the fifth and sixth innings. Yanks’ reliever Shawn Kelly struck out the side in order in the top of the seventh. Gee fanned all three Yankee batters in the bottom half and Quintanilla drew a walk to lead off the top of the eighth. Turner grounded out to Kelley to move Quintanilla to second base. Yankees’ reliever Boone Logan struck out Daniel Murphy and issued an intentional walk to Wright. Joba Chamberlain came in to pitch for the Yanks and threw a wild pitch that advanced the runners to second and third. John Buck singled to score Quintanilla with the Mets’ third run. Buck stole second and Chamberlain threw a called third strike past Duda to close out the inning. Gee and Mets’ reliever Scott Rice then combined for a perfect bottom half.

Chamberlain retired the side in order in the top of the ninth. Mets’ reliever Bobby Parnell got Cano to fly out to left fielder Mike Baxter to begin the bottom of the inning. Wells flied out to right fielder Byrd. Parnell then struck out Hafner to bring the game to an end. The Mets had completed a four-game sweep of their cross-city rivals.