Takahashi Pitches Mets To 8th Straight Win

New York MetsJavier VazquezNick SwisherNew York YankeesDerek JeterDavid Wright

Hisanori Takahashi outpitched Javier Vazquez intheir second low-scoring duel this season and the New York Metsextended their winning streak to eight games with a 4-0 victoryover the suddenly slumping New York Yankees on Friday night.

With the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Francisco Rodriguezstruck out Derek Jeter and retired Nick Swisher on a foulout to endit.

David Wright scored in the first with a nifty slide and made akey defensive play at third base. Angel Pagan added a two-rundouble in the eighth and the Mets opened the second Subway Seriesof the year with their third consecutive victory over the defendingWorld Series champs.

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