New York Mets fans are unlikely to witness their team make it to the playoffs this season, but at least they’ll have Subway Series bragging rights for the next year.
The Mets (22-29) completed a two-borough, four-game sweep of the New York Yankees (30-23) at Yankee Stadium Thursday, winning the 2013 Subway Series finale 3-1.
Mets starter Dillon Gee (W, 3-6) earned the win, pitching 7 1/3 innings, striking out 12 and allowing one run on four hits. Yankees lefty Vidal Nuno (L, 1-2) (6.0 IP, 3H, 2R) performed well but took the loss, his lone mistake being an 88 mph four-seam fastball that Mets right fielder Marlon Byrd deposited into the second deck in left for a two-run home run (6) in the second inning.
Prior to Thursday's series finale, the Mets defeated the Yankees 2-1 on Monday and Tuesday at Citi Field, then won Wednesday's game in the Bronx 9-4.
Overall, the Mets have won five straight. The Yankees, on the other hand, are in the throes of a five-game losing streak.