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NEW YORK -- David Wright's RBI single with no outs in the ninth inning tied the score and handed Mariano Rivera his first blown save of the year, and Lucas Duda followed with an RBI single to give the New York Mets a stunning 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night and a two-game sweep at Citi Field.

The Yankees appeared headed for the first 1-0 win in Subway Series history before the Mets strung together three hits off the previously perfect Rivera. Daniel Murphy hit a ground-rule double, Wright singled Murphy home and went to second on a throwing error by Brett Gardner, and scored on Duda's single to shallow center.

As Wright raced home, the Mets poured onto the field and mobbed Duda as the Mets fans in the crowd of 31,877 roared.

The Mets' comeback cost Hiroki Kuroda a win. He pitched seven masterful shutout innings and allowed just four hits and no walks while striking out seven.

The star of the game, before the ninth inning, was Gardner, who for the second straight night created a run in the top of the sixth and made a highlight-reel defensive play to rob Murphy of extra bases in the bottom of the inning.

Gardner singled leading off the sixth and went to second when Marlon Byrd bobbled the ball. Gardner went to third on Robinson Cano's groundout to third and scored on Lyle Overbay's two-out single up the middle.

Ruben Tejada led off the bottom of the sixth by reaching on an error by Cano, who let Tejada's sinking liner glance off his glove. Murphy followed with a long fly to left-center field, but Gardner glided back, reached for the ball just as it would have hit the wall and made the sno-cone catch to save a run.

On Monday night, Gardner gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the sixth inning by hitting a leadoff triple to shallow left field and scoring on Jayson Nix's single. In the bottom of the inning, he robbed Murphy of a two-run homer -- in almost the same spot he made his catch Tuesday -- by pulling the ball back from over the wall.

The Yankees weren't able to hang on Monday, when they lost 2-1 on Murphy's go-ahead single in the eighth. And Murphy began the unlikieliest of Mets' wins again on Tuesday.

Harvey was spared his first loss of the season after allowing the one run, ix hits and no walks with 10 strikeouts in eight impressive innings. His ERA fell from 1.93 to 1.85.

Daylong rains pushed the start of the game back 91 minutes, but the delay didn't dampen the anticipated pitching duel between aces Harvey and Kuroda.

Harvey allowed only one baserunner as far as second base in the first five innings and Kuroda retired nine in a row after allowing consecutive one-out singles in the first.

NOTES: Rivera, who made his final regular-season appearance at Citi Field, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to former Mets closer John Franco, who has the fourth-most saves in history. The two men have a combined 1,050 saves. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon asked Rivera to throw out the pitch during a pregame ceremony in which Wilpon and New York City fire commissioner Salvatore Cassano presented Rivera with a hose nozzle and an FDNY call box. ... Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (right arm) and third baseman Kevin Youkilis (lumbar spine sprain) are scheduled to begin rehab assignments at Double-A Trenton on Wednesday. Both players will also play for Trenton on Thursday before they are re-evaluated. Joe Girardi said Tuesday afternoon that it was possible both players could return to the Yankees' active roster on Friday. ... The Yankees activated right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain, who hasn't pitched since April 27 because of an oblique injury, off the 15-day disabled list and designated left-handed pitcher David Huff for assignment. ... Mets manager Terry Collins said right-handed reliever Scott Atchison (right elbow inflammation) could be activated after his next rehab appearance with Class A St. Lucie. ... Fellow right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia (right biceps tendinitis), who began a rehab assignment at St. Lucie on Saturday, is expected to make his next appearance at Triple-A Las Vegas.
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