New York (37-37) at New York (37-37)

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  • Game info: 8:05 pm EDT Sun Jun 26, 2005
  • TV: ESPN
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The New York Mets look to complete their first-ever sweep at Yankee Stadium when they face their struggling crosstown rivals in the finale of the Subway Series.

Cliff Floyd hit a pair of two-run homers and David Wright also connected as the Mets routed the Yankees 10-3 Saturday to clinch their first-ever series win at Yankee Stadium.

Randy Johnson will try to end the Yankees’ four-game losing streak and avoid the home sweep to the Mets.

“It would be awesome (to sweep),” said Floyd, who four homers in the last five games.

He also walked twice and scored three times Saturday to help the Mets end a seven-series losing streak in the Bronx.

“I don’t know what to say. Hitting after him, I’m starting to get an inferiority complex,” Mike Piazza said of Floyd. “He’s just a monster right now.”

Johnson will try to bounce back from his worst start of the season. In the Yankees’ come-from-behind 20-11 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, Johnson lasted just three innings in his shortest outing in nearly five years, allowing seven runs.

Johnson’s previous shortest outing was Aug. 25, 2000, against the Mets for Arizona. He had not gone less than six innings in 14 previous starts for the Yankees.

“I took a giant step backward,” Johnson said. “My location was off considerably. It was just one of those games you put to bed.”

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10-8 Record 17-8
4.13 ERA 3.79
95 K 211
49 BB 47
1.26 WHIP 1.13