Yankees hang on to sweep Mets with tense Subway Series win

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Maybe the Yankees stopped the bleeding — and they owe it in part to the Mets.

The Yankees defeated the Mets in The Bronx to win their third straight overall on Tuesday with a 4-2 win in front of another sold-out crowd of 49,217.

But it came with a lot of suspense before Wandy Peralta sent Francisco Lindor flying into the middle with the bases loaded to end it.

The Mets trailed two runs with two outs in the ninth when pinch-hitter Tyler Naquin walked Clarke Schmidt.

Yankees pitcher Clarke Schmidt reacts during the eighth inning of a game against the Mets.
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Brandon Nimmo reached on an infield single and Starling Marte walked to load the bases and knock Schmidt out of the game.

Peralta came in and Lindor almost tied the game, but his liner to the left went wrong.

It came after the Yankees gave up a leading single to Andrew Benintendi in the seventh.

Yankees' Andrew Benintendi reacts after hitting an RBI single in the seventh inning of a game against the Mets on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
Yankees’ Andrew Benintendi reacts after hitting an RBI single in the seventh inning of a game against the Mets.
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With the tie in the bottom of the seventh, Oswaldo Cabrera led off with a single through the middle and Isiah Kiner-Falefa bumped him to second base.

Pinch-hitter Jose Trevino popped one down the rightfield-line, which misled Pete Alonso into a single.

Benintendi then singled to the left to put the Yankees ahead again, and Aaron Judge hit a two-out RBI single to make it 4-2.

After Judge took second out, Anthony Rizzo was walked intentionally to load the bases for Glebyer Torres, who grounded to the middle.

Schmidt walked Lindor and gave up a single to Alonso to start the eighth, but then caused Daniel Vogelbach to ground into a double play. With Lindor in third place, Jeff McNeil lined out to the right.

Judge also homered for a second straight game to give him 48 on the season, four shy of his career-high set during his rookie season in 2017.

Frankie Montas had his best start as a Yankees, giving up two runs in 5 ²/₃ innings and the Yankees finally reached Taijuan Walker in the fourth inning after the Mets righthander retired the first nine batters he had in his first start since taking office he left his previous outing in Atlanta on August 16 with back cramps.

Montas got through a first inning of 27 pitches without giving up a run, then threw out trouble again in the second – aided by a nice double play by Kiner-Falefa and Torres.

Montas then retired eight straight rows — including five strikeouts in a row.

DJ LeMahieu grounded into a double play in the fourth inning before Judge crushed a 3-2 high in the left field stands, a 453-foot, 115-mph shot that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead.

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (99) around the bases after hitting a homerun in the fourth inning of a game against the Mets on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Yankee Stadium.
Aaron Judge (99) rounds the bases after hitting a homerun in the fourth inning of a game against the Mets.
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Rizzo and Torres followed with two-out singles and Josh Donaldson walked to load the bases for Cabrera.

The rookie, in his seventh game in the majors, worked a full count and then walked to force Rizzo and make it 2-0.

Mark Canha doubled to the wall in the right-center in the fifth and Brett Baty reached on a catcher’s interference before Tomas Nido rolled both runners over for top ranking.

Mets third baseman Brett Baty (22) is tagged out at home while trying to score on a Starling Marte (6) single during the fifth inning of a game against the Yankees on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Yankee Stadium.
Mets third baseman Brett Baty (22) is tagged out at home trying to score on a single by Starling Marte (6).
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Nimmo hit a liner right on LeMahieu at third base for the second out and Marte singled to the right to score Canha, but Baty was also sent home by Cabrera and thrown out – in just his second game on the right – for the one – from the Yankees. lead, thanks in part to a good tap from Kyle Higashioka.

But the Mets tied the game in the sixth.

Alonso singled with one out and after Vogelbach grounded to center, McNeil doubled to right-center. Alonso should have scored easily, but stumbled around third base and stopped between third base and home. McNeil was also caught between second and third during the game, but Torres didn’t throw home and instead raced McNeil to second. McNeil beat him, allowing Alonso to score, as the Yankees messed up the game.

With McNeil in second place, Schmidt took over for Montas and Canha grounded out.

Baty led off the seventh with a single and was bunted by Nido. Nimmo hit one in the middle of the lane, but Baty stayed put and Schmidt got Marte.

The Valley Voice
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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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