The New York Mets pulled off an improbable ninth inning come-from-behind victory against legendary closer Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees at Citi Field in Queens, New York City Tuesday night.
The 2-1 win was one for the ages for the storied Mets vs. Yankees Subway Series rivalry. It was Rivera’s final game at Citi Field before he retires after this season and for the occasion Rivera himself threw the opening pitch.
The game had all the makings for a classic. Along with the Rivera backstory and rain delayed start, there were two great starting pitchers who took to the mound and did not disappoint. It was Hiroki Kuroda for the Yankees and Matt Harvey for the Mets. Kuroda threw for seven innings and allowed just four hits with seven strikeouts. Harvey dazzled once again for the Mets with eight innings of solid pitching, six hits against, one run allowed and 10 strikeouts.
The Mets did their damage all in the ninth inning off Rivera. First it was Daniel Murphy doubling. David Wright knocked Murphy in for the game-tying run with a single. Then it was a Lucas Duda who drove in Wright with a single for the winning run.
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New York Mets celebrate win
The New York Mets win in dramatic fashion Tuesday night against Mariano Rivera and the New York Yankees at Citi Field in New York. Players are seen running out onto the field towards Lucas Duda near second base to celebrate. Meanwhile, David Wright celebrates at home plate after scoring the go-ahead run to seal the 2-1 victory. Duda drove Wright in for the win.
Daniel Murphy slides across home plate and scores the game-tying run Tuesday night against the New York Yankees to make it 1-1 in the ninth inning. David Wright drove Murphy in from second base.
David Wright hits a single to drive in Daniel Murphy from second base for the game-tying run in the ninth inning Tuesday night against New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera at Citi Field in New York.
Manager Terrry Collins kicks base
New York Mets Manager Terry Collins kicks a base on his way to the dugout after being ejected from the game after arguing a close call at second base Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York.
Manager Terrry Collins
New York Mets Manager Terry Collins argues a close call at second base and would be ejected from the game between the Mets and the New York Yankees Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York.
New York Mets starter Matt Harvey pitched a great game in a no decision Tuesday night against the New York Yankees at Citi Field in New York. Harvey pitched for eight innings and allowed just six hits, one run and he had 10 strikeouts.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was stellar Tuesday night against the New York Mets in a no decision. He allowed no runs and just four hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera had a rare blown save after being rocked by the New York Mets in the ninth inning Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York. It was Rivera’s final appearance at Citi Field and he threw out the honorary first pitch to mark the historic occasion.
Fans, players and Citi Field employees awaited the start of the game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees after rain caused the start time to be pushed back by over an hour Tuesday.
Tarp covers infield
The tarp covers up the infield to protect it from the rain prior to the start of the rain delayed game between the New York Mets and New York Yankees Tuesday night at Citi Field in New York.