Mets crush Yankees to sweep Subway Series (2024)

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Alvarez went 3 for 3 with an early homer and three RBIs, Tyrone Taylor added a three-run drive and the surging New York Mets routed the New York Yankees 12-2 on Wednesday night for a two-game Subway Series sweep.

Harrison Bader also went deep and delivered an RBI double for the Mets (39-39), who chased rookie Luis Gil (9-3) in the fifth inning. They pounded Yankees pitching for seven homers, 21 runs and 24 hits over two nights at Citi Field.

"As a guy that likes to talk a lot of crap, I think it's fun," said shortstop Francisco Lindor, who enjoyed earning city bragging rights for the Mets and their fans. “I think it’s fun for the barbershop. I think it’s fun for every workplace.”

With their 15th victory in 19 games, the Mets climbed back to .500 for the first time since they were 18-18 going into a May 10 loss to Atlanta.

"That's not the mission, but it does feel good that we are on the right track," Lindor said. "It's a beautiful thing when we can all hold each other accountable, and that’s what we’re doing right now."

The struggling Yankees, who lead the AL East, have lost four consecutive series and eight of 10 games.

"You don't like getting your teeth kicked in. It’s been a crappy two weeks for us. But it’s part of it. We know it’s coming. Adversity’s going to hit you. We got hit with a little bit right now," manager Aaron Boone said.

"We have all the right pieces in there. Had a light shined on some things and we need to get better at things and we need to get it going. But full confidence that we will. We’re just in a little bit of a rough patch right now."

Following an 87-minute rain delay in the fifth, Aaron Judge launched a two-run homer with the Yankees trailing 7-0 in the sixth. It was his 287th home run, tying Bernie Williams for seventh in franchise history.

Judge also joined Mark McGwire (four times) and Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players to reach 30 homers before the All-Star break three times.

Sean Manaea (5-3) dodged early trouble, dancing around five walks by allowing only two hits in five shutout innings before a sellout crowd of 43,004. He induced three double-play grounders in the first four innings, including two from Alex Verdugo before Verdugo snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a single in the sixth.

Verdugo bounced into an inning-ending double play after three consecutive walks in the first — the second night in a row the Yankees came up empty after loading the bases with less than two outs in the first inning.

"I asked our guys if that was the scouting report — get the bases loaded. Because it felt like it was déjà vu," Lindor said. "But hats off to our pitching staff, being able to get out of those jams."

Alvarez hit a two-run homer that made it 3-0 in the third, then added an RBI double in a four-run fifth — both to the opposite field. He also walked and scored three times, finishing a triple short of the cycle on his perfect night at the plate.

"I like the way I feel right now," Alvarez said.

Mark Vientos had two RBIs and Lindor doubled his first two times up for the Mets, who have homered in 10 straight games. They’ve scored at least 10 runs five times in their past 13 games after doing it just twice in their first 65 games.

"It's a good feeling now," said Mets rookie manager Carlos Mendoza, who was Boone’s bench coach with the Yankees the past four seasons. "Credit to that group right there. Good players, good coaches, and they’re having fun."

Adrian Houser pitched three scoreless innings for his first major league save.

Gil was charged with five runs, four hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings. He's lost two consecutive starts, including a huge flop last week against Baltimore, after going 9-0 in his previous 11.

"No one expects it to be easy," Boone said. "I know you sail through the first couple months and obviously at a level not foreseen, really. You’re going to have bumps along the way. So we’ll kind of rally around him and keep up with him getting better. But he’ll learn from it and grow from it."

The crosstown rivals meet again for two more games July 23-24 at Yankee Stadium.

"It feels good to be playing good baseball, not just the past two nights, but a month I would say," Lindor said. "This is what we expect."


Yankees: RHP Scott Effross (low back surgery) had his rehab assignment transferred from Class A Tampa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Mets: RHP Drew Smith was placed on the 15-day injured list with a right elbow sprain, and RHP Ty Adco*ck was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. ... RHP Kodai Senga (right shoulder capsule strain) is scheduled to throw two innings of live batting practice against minor leaguers Thursday at Citi Field.


Yankees: LHP Carlos Rodón (9-4, 3.86 ERA) starts Thursday night at last-place Toronto against RHP José Berríos (6-6, 3.43) in the opener of a four-game series.

Mets: Following a day off, LHP Jose Quintana (3-5, 4.58 ERA) faces Houston RHP Ronel Blanco (8-2, 2.34) on Friday night at Citi Field.



Mets crush Yankees to sweep Subway Series (2024)


Who won the Subway Series between the Yankees and the Mets? ›

NEW YORK -- — Francisco Alvarez went 3 for 3 with an early homer and three RBI, Tyrone Taylor added a three-run drive and the surging New York Mets routed the New York Yankees 12-2 on Wednesday night for a two-game Subway Series sweep.

Has there ever been a Mets vs. Yankees World Series? ›

The Yankees had beaten the Mets 4–2 in six games from June 9–10 and July 7–9 (including a double header on July 8). This was also the first time a World Series champion would beat the World Series loser in both the regular season and the World Series.

Which team is older, the Yankees or the Mets? ›

Yes, the Yankees have had more success than the Mets. But that's largely because they have simply been around longer. The Yankees originated as the Baltimore Orioles (no relation to the present team) in 1901. When that franchise failed, new owners moved the team to New York in 1903.

How many times have the Yankees beaten the Mets? ›

Mets–Yankees rivalry
Next meetingJuly 23, 2024 Yankee Stadium, Bronx
Meetings total149
All-time seriesYankees, 84–65 (.564)
Regular season seriesYankees, 80–64 (.556)
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Why do they call it the Subway Series? ›

Previously, the series applied to the Giants and Dodgers as well, before they moved out of New York City. Every historic and current venue for such games has been accessible via the New York City Subway, hence the name of the series.

What is the Yankees Mets series called? ›

Mendoza and the Mets' veteran players struck the right tone Wednesday night about dismantling the New York Yankees in the Subway Series — they won 12-2 Wednesday after winning 9-7 the day before — and returning to . 500.

Who won the most World Series besides the Yankees? ›

The New York Yankees hold the record with 27 championships, while the St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 and the Boston Red Sox have won nine.

How far apart are the Mets and Yankees stadiums? ›

The distance between Citi Field and Yankee Stadium is 14 miles. The road distance is 9.9 miles.

What is the longest Yankees have gone without a World Series title? ›

Longest World Series Championship Drought in Yankees History

Following their first championship, the longest they've ever gone without winning a title was the gap between 1978 and 1996, 18 agonizing years that featured only three postseason berths.

What is the oldest MLB team still around? ›

In a way, it's also the story of professional baseball in America. In fact, the franchise that started as the Boston Red Stockings in the 1870s and is now known as the Atlanta Braves is the only one of today's 30 Major League franchises to have fielded a team every season professional baseball has been in existence.

What were the Mets originally called? ›

The Metropolitan Club (New York Metropolitans or the Mets) was a 19th-century professional baseball team that played in New York City from 1880 to 1887. (The New York Metropolitan Baseball Club was the name chosen in 1961 for the New York Mets, who began play in 1962.)

What was the nickname of the 1986 Mets? ›

The Locomotives – A reference to the 1986 Mets. The Dominating Mets – A reference to the 1986 Mets. Fall-Short Mets – A reference to the 1989 Mets, who led in the season standings all summer, slumped during the final two weeks of the season allowing the Chicago Cubs to pass them in the standings.

Who has the most home runs against the Mets all-time? ›

Willie Stargell has crushed the most career homers versus the Mets, with 60 homers.

Who has the most wins in NY Mets history? ›

As of January 2024, Tom Seaver leaded the ranking of the New York Mets all-time wins leaders, having won a total of 198 games throughout his career. Seaver was followed within this ranking by Gooden with a total of 157 games won.

Who leads Yankees in all-time? ›

Derek Jeter is the Yankees' all-time leader in hits, singles, doubles, and stolen bases.

What was the date when the Mets won the World Series? ›

October 25 will always be the day the New York Mets made magic at their home, Shea Stadium, after defeating the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.

Who won the most World Series after the Yankees? ›

The New York Yankees hold the record with 27 championships, while the St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 and the Boston Red Sox have won nine. Other teams like the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Oakland Athletics have also made their mark with many championships.

What are the Subway Series? ›

Subway Canada introduced a whole new way to Subway last year with the launch of Subway Series, a collection of chef-crafted sandwiches, which can be ordered by name or number, building the perfect bite.

Do the Yankees play the Mets in 2024? ›

The next New York Mets at New York Yankees game is on Tuesday, 07/23/2024 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx. There are 6550 New York Mets at New York Yankees tickets available starting at $52 per ticket.

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