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Yankees 9, Mets 8
Francisco Rodriguez's 17th save would have to wait after Friday's loss. (AP)
A harmless popup coaxed by Francisco Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth inning should have lifted the Mets past the Yankees, but the tying and winning runs scored for the Yankees as Luis Castillo dropped the ball to nullify David Wright's go-ahead double off Mariano Rivera in the eighth.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (31-28)
Lost 3
NY Yankees 9, NY Mets 8   NYY
NY Yankees (35-26)
Won 1
June 12, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 2 0 4 0 1 1 0   8 7 1
NY Yankees
0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 2   9 9 1
Standings thru 6/12/09  |  Recap: NYM | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Mets stats  |  Yankees stats
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cora, SS 3 1 0 0 2 1 1 .275
Martinez, F, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .186
Beltran, CF 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 .343
Wright, D, 3B 4 1 2 1 1 2 4 .364
Church, RF 4 1 1 3 0 2 3 .271
Sheffield, DH 5 2 2 2 0 2 4 .256
Murphy, Dn, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 1 .241
Schneider, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .200
  a-Tatis, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261
  Santos, O, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Castillo, L, 2B 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 .277
Totals 33 8 7 7 9 9 17  

a-Grounded into a double play for Schneider in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (20, Tomko), Church (9, Tomko), Sheffield (6, Robertson, D), Wright, D (18, Rivera).
HR: Sheffield (6, 5th inning off Tomko, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Wright, D 3; Church 2; Sheffield 6; Beltran 2; Murphy, Dn.
RBI: Beltran (39), Church 3 (12), Sheffield 2 (22), Wright, D (36).
2-out RBI: Church; Wright, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dn; Sheffield 2; Martinez, F; Church.
GIDP: Tatis.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Church (3, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Castillo, L (7, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Beltran (8, 3rd base off Tomko/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Castillo, L (5, fielding).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .300
Swisher, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .251
  a-Damon, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .285
Teixeira, 1B 3 2 1 2 2 1 0 .290
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .233
Cano, 2B 4 2 2 1 0 0 3 .296
Posada, C 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .298
Matsui, DH 4 1 1 3 0 0 1 .260
Cabrera, Me, LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291
Gardner, B, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 .266
Totals 36 9 9 7 4 3 10  

a-Struck out for Swisher in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Posada (8, Hernandez, L), Rodriguez, Al (6, Hernandez, L).
HR: Cano (10, 2nd inning off Hernandez, L, 0 on, 1 out), Teixeira (20, 3rd inning off Hernandez, L, 1 on, 2 out), Jeter (9, 5th inning off Hernandez, L, 0 on, 1 out), Matsui (9, 6th inning off Switzer, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada 2; Cano 5; Teixeira 4; Matsui 4; Jeter 5; Gardner, B; Rodriguez, Al 2.
RBI: Cano (36), Teixeira 2 (54), Jeter (27), Matsui 3 (26).
2-out RBI: Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera, Me; Cano 2.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (13, 2nd base off Rodriguez, Fr/Santos, O).

FIELDING
E: Cano (3, throw).
DP: (Cano-Jeter-Teixeira).

 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, L 5.1 7 6 6 1 1 3 4.33
Switzer (BS, 1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 1 13.50
Green, S 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 5.13
Feliciano, P (H, 11) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.03
Rodriguez, Fr (BS, 1)(L, 1-1) 0.2 1 2 0 1 1 0 0.59
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 4.0 1 2 2 5 3 0 3.84
Tomko 0.2 3 4 4 2 1 1 5.56
Robertson, D 1.1 1 1 1 1 3 0 2.45
Coke (BS, 3) 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.76
Rivera (W, 1-2) 1.1 1 1 1 1 2 0 3.38

Robertson, D pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Teixeira (by Rodriguez, Fr).
HBP: Martinez, F (by Chamberlain), Church (by Chamberlain).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez, L 103-55, Switzer 6-3, Green, S 22-12, Feliciano, P 4-4, Rodriguez, Fr 28-14, Chamberlain 100-52, Tomko 37-21, Robertson, D 30-20, Coke 16-12, Rivera 32-17.
Groundouts-flyouts: Hernandez, L 4-10, Switzer 2-0, Green, S 3-0, Feliciano, P 1-1, Rodriguez, Fr 0-0, Chamberlain 6-3, Tomko 0-1, Robertson, D 1-0, Coke 2-1, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Hernandez, L 24, Switzer 3, Green, S 6, Feliciano, P 2, Rodriguez, Fr 5, Chamberlain 20, Tomko 7, Robertson, D 6, Coke 5, Rivera 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Switzer 2-2, Robertson, D 1-0, Coke 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Gary Cederstrom. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:46.
Att: 47,967.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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