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GAME OF THE DAY

Yankees beat Mets on late error

Castillo drops Rodriguez's popup with two outs in the ninth and two runs score.

June 13, 2009|Associated Press

NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez slammed his bat and then threw it. The first Subway Series game at new Yankee Stadium was over.

And then it wasn't.

Second baseman Luis Castillo dropped A-Rod's popup with two out in the ninth inning as two runs scored, and the Yankees escaped with a 9-8 victory over the Mets on Friday night.

David Wright had put the Mets ahead 8-7 with an eighth-inning double off Mariano Rivera (1-2), and Francisco Rodriguez (1-1) appeared to get his 17th save on the popup by A-Rod.

But the ball popped out of Castillo's glove in short right field, and the Yankees ran onto the field as Derek Jeter scored from second and Mark Teixeira from first.

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