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Final Score: Yankees 4, Mets 2—Bombs away

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Some late home runs from the Bronx Bombers wasted a good start from Rafael Montero.

MLB: New York Mets at New York Yankees Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets fell 4-2 to the Yankees in the first game of the Subway Series. Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes both launched solo home runs to give the Mets an early lead, but that was unfortunately not enough to get Rafael Montero his third career win. Aaron Judge blasted a game-tying home run in the sixth, and Aaron Hicks and Gary Sanchez both homered in the eighth to give the Yankees all the runs they needed for the win.

The late home runs spoiled the night for Montero, who made one of the best starts of his career, striking out six over six innings while allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. For all but a two-batter stretch, Montero stayed aggressive, attacking the strike zone and working inside. Hansel Robles and Erik Goeddel were the culprits in the bullpen, allowing a homer apiece in the eighth.

Jacob deGrom takes the mound against new Yankee Sonny Gray tomorrow evening in the Bronx. It’s the second time Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom will make back-to-back starts against the Yankees—both made their major league debuts as starters against the Yankees on back-to-back days in 2014.

Full recap to follow.

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