The 2013 Subway Series moved from Citi Field to Yankee Stadium Wednesday, and the only difference this change of venue yielded was a convincing New York Mets (21-29) win over the New York Yankees (30-22).
After defeating the Yankees 2-1 in Queens on Monday and Tuesday, the Mets crushed their crosstown rivals 9-4 in the Bronx, making them the winner of this year’s Subway Series regardless of what happens in the series finale Thursday night.
The Mets rallied for five runs against Yankees starter David Phelps (L, 3-3) (0.1 IP, 4H, 5R, 4 ER) in the first inning and led 8-0 through 3 1/2 innings. Mets first baseman Ike Davis, who’s been slumping all season long, capped the first-inning outburst by lining a single off Phelps to left-center that scored John Buck and Rick Ankiel.
Winless before Wednesday, Mets right-hander Jeremy Hefner (W, 1-5) allowed three runs in six innings despite serving up nine hits.
The start time for Thursday’s Subway Series finale is 7:05 p.m. ET.