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Darn them Yankees: If the 2013 Subway Series teaches us anything, it will be this: If you can't win by hitting it over Brett Gardner, then hit it in front of him. Daniel Murphy of the New York Mets, angered because Gardner denied him a home run with a leaping catch earlier, found peace with a line-drive RBI single to shallow center in the eighth. His hit produced the go-ahead run in a 2-1 victory at Citi Field on Sunday night against the dreaded New York Yankees.
"There was a lot of prayer that went on between the robbing of the home run and the next at-bat, mostly for peace, because I was fairly angry after he took that from us. ... I had to calm myself, and I had to ask for some help with that."
In the sixth, Gardner saved the Yankees' day — for the moment — by stealing what would have been Murphy's fifth homer. Gardner said the ball carried deeper than he anticipated. From the Associated Press:
Murphy sent a fly that Gardner tracked to the wall. He jumped in front of the 385-foot marker and caught the ball above the fence.
''I didn't think it was hit as good as it showed,'' Gardner said. ''I didn't realize it was going out.''
It's a good thing his glove realized it!
David Wright can't go wrong: Murphy coming through also probably made David Wright feel better about his night, which include a score-tying home run, a triple, a great play on defense and a big hug for at least one big Mets fan. (H/T: The Score)
Orioles 6, Nationals 2: Baltimore's Jason Hammel strikes out eight over eight innings, allows eight hits. You wonder what would have happened if he went nine.
Reds 4, Indians 2: Cincy gets blotto because of Joey Votto's eighth-inning two-run homer into the grotto.
Twins 6, Brewers 3: After a second home run review in three days, it's like they don't believe it when Joe Mauer goes deep. Well, I believe in Mauer Pauer.
Rays 10, Marlins 6: Have a day, Kelly
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