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Final Score: Mets 5, Yankees 1—Bombs away!

Three home runs + Steven Matz = victory in Subway Series opener.

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The Mets rode three long balls and a strong start by Steven Matz to victory over their cross-town rivals in the opener of a three-game series.

Matz (W, 4-0) labored a bit early on, giving up a run in the first inning for the third time in his five career starts, but left two runners stranded in each of the first two innings before getting into a groove where he set down nine hitters in a row.  He finished with 102 pitches over six innings, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking out four.

Lucas Duda got the Mets on the scoreboard with a solo homer in the second, while Daniel Murphy put them ahead with a solo bomb in the sixth.  Juan Uribe's two-run pinch-hit homer broke the game open in the seventh, and the good guys added another run courtesy of a Murphy triple and a wild pitch in the eighth.

The Yanks loaded the bases against Jeurys Familia in the ninth, but the closer got Brett Gardner to sky out to left and struck out Chase Headley with his hard splitter to end it.  Other than the fact Familia threw 26 pitches, it was a good night for the bullpen as Hansel Robles and Addison Reed both posted clean sheets as bridge-men.

The Mets' other rookie sensation, Noah Syndergaard, will take the ball in game two on Saturday afternoon against Michael Pineda.

You can find tonight's box score here, and a full recap here.

GameThread Roll Call

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