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NEW YORK -- At least for a few days, the baseball order in New York has been reversed. . Some might have predicted a Subway Series sweep -- but by the Yankees, not the Mets. Instead, Dillon Gee finished off the first sweep by the upstarts from Queens over their older, more-renowned rival, which couldnt have come at a more unexpected time. Gee struck out a career-high 12 and limited the Yankees to four hits over 7 1-3 innings in a 3-1 victory Thursday night that completed the Mets four-game smothering of their famous foe from the Bronx. "Its always fun to win this series, especially for our fans," Mets captain David Wright said. "It gives our fans some bragging rights." Marlon Byrd had a two-run, second-deck homer in the second off rookie Vidal Nuno (1-2), John Buck hit a slow-rolling RBI single off third base in the eighth and Gee made that stand up with a start that may have saved his job. "Youre playing as hard as you always do, but you know its something special for the fans," Byrd said. "We cant go on the road and let up. We have to keep going hard, like we did here." The Yankees were outscored 16-7 in the sweep and went 5 for 23 (.218) with runners in scoring position. Mets starters were 4-0 with a 1.91 ERA. "Does it mean any more that its against the Yankees? Had we been playing better, yeah, it would have been huge. But right now weve just got to win some games, and it didnt matter who it was," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It establishes a mood in the clubhouse that, you know what, were not that bad." Since the start of interleague play in 1997, the only Subway Series sweep had been by the Yankees, when they went 6-0 in 2003. "Its hard when you lose to your crosstown rivals," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "You dont want to be part of a team that gets swept by your crosstown rivals. Over time, its going to happen, but you dont want to be the team that it happens to." The Yankees began the week leading the AL East at 30-20. And the Mets, who had never won four straight over the Yankees, were fourth in the NL East at 18-29. But the Met extended a winning streak to five for the first time since May 5-9 last year. And the Yankees have lost five in a row in a single season for the first time since a six-game slide from May 11-16, 2011. Collins had challenged his team. "I tried everything that I knew to try and it wasnt working: the pats on the back, the hang with them," he said. "So you just had to say, Hey look, its got to be now. Its got to be stepped up right this minute, and they did it." Using a sharp slider, pinpoint changeup and a fastball in the upper 80s, Gee (3-6) didnt go to three balls on a single batter, threw 63 of 88 pitches for strikes and retired his final 15 in a row. Collins had told him his rotation spot was in jeopardy. "He said, Good job for once when I came out of the game," Gee said. "Its hard to put into words. I needed that on so many levels its crazy." The Mets tied a franchise record by going three straight games without allowing a walk, the first time theyve accomplished the feat since July 5-7, 1994, according to STATS. Yankees batters, usually patient, have gone three games without a free pass for the first time since June 12-14, 1991, when Kevin Maas was their cleanup hitter. While Gee wasnt missing the plate, he was missing something: whiskers. Since he pitched against Atlanta last weekend, Gee shaved off his beard and moustache. He escaped two-on, no-outs trouble in both the first and second innings, and then allowed just one more runner -- on Robinson Canos one-out homer in the third, his 14th of the year. Gee and his bullpen then retired the Yankees last 20 batters. "He didnt get many balls over the middle of the plate," Gardner said. Scott Rice got the final two outs of the eighth, and Bobby Parnell finished the four-hitter for his ninth save in 11 chances. Now the Mets just have to play like this the rest of the time. "Its a lot more fun to come to the ballpark. Guys are smiling, laughing, having a good time, playing a little more loosely," Wright said. When you go out there and you feel like you have to play perfect to win games, thats when you get a little tense and start making some silly mistakes." NOTES: The rivals played three games apiece in 1997 and 98, then six regular-season games a year through 2012. The Yankees brushed past the Mets 4-1 in the 2000 World Series for their third straight title. ... Quintanilla was brought up from Triple-A to take the roster spot of Ruben Tejada, who went on the DL with a strained right quadriceps. Quintanilla flubbed his first chance, allowing David Adams second-inning grounder to roll through his legs. ... The Mets said LHP Jonathon Niese will miss his turn Sunday against Miami because of shoulder tendinitis. .CNN branding will appear on the front wing of the car that is powered by Honda, and will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button this season. . Verizon replaces former title sponsor Izod. Its sponsorship of what will now be known as the Verizon IndyCar Series launches with the March 30 season opening race.CHICAGO -- San Francisco showed off its deep bullpen on a day the Cubs had to look for yet another closer this season. With Sergio Romo unavailable after pitching four of the last five days, the Giants turned to Santiago Casilla, who nailed down his first save of the season with two scoreless innings in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. The Cubs threatened in the eighth, putting two on with no outs, before Soriano grounded out and Welington Castillo hit into a double play against Casilla. "Its a nice luxury to have 2-3 guys, when you give your closer a break, that youre comfortable with them closing the game and theyre comfortable out there," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "And what a great job Santiago did." The Cubs put Kyuji Fujikawa on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. He had taken over for Carlos Marmol, who had been ineffective. They could use a reliever like Casilla, who saved 25 games for the World Series champion Giants last season. "Hes versatile," Bochy said. "We can use him seventh, eighth and ninth inning, righties, lefties. Hes throwing the ball well right now. Hes got four pitches. Hes a guy who likes being out there late in the ballgame too." Madison Bumgarner allowed two runs while pitching neatly into the seventh inning and Marco Scutaro had three hits for the Giants. Pinch-hitter Dioner Navarro hit a two-out, two-run homer off Bumgarner in the seventh to pull the Cubs to 3-2. It was Navarros second career pinch home run in two days, each hit from a different side of the plate. His tying homer in the ninth Friday was hit from the left side. "Im just getting myself mentally ready, taking swings in the clubhouse," Navarro said. "Just go out there and swing. Bumgarner (3-0) struck out six and walked two, one intentional, in 6 2-3 innings. "All the pitches felt pretty good today," Bumgarner said. Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija (1-2) allowed two runs and seven hits, struck out five and walked one in six innings. In his previous start, he struck out a career-high 13 and allowed four runs in 5 2-3 innings in Atlanta. "You play a team like that, youve got to get ahead in the count," Samardzija said. "They work the count. They make you throw a lot of pitches." A few snowflakes fell in the morning, and the temperature at firsst pitch was 38 degrees. Nike Air Force 1 Low Dames Wit. Gregor Blancos RBI single snapped a scoreless tie in the fifth. He drove in Andres Torres, who led off with a double. The Giants went ahead 2-0 in the sixth on Pablo Sandovals RBI single. Scutaro scored after he led off with a single and advanced on a wild pitch. Samardzija struck out Andres Torres looking to end the inning. Scutaros RBI single off Michael Bowden in the seventh made it 3-0. Bumgarner scored from second as right fielder Scott Hairston threw to the middle of the infield. The Cubs stranded seven on base, leaving the bases full in the second and two on in the sixth and eighth. Soriano had three hits for the Cubs. "Were not quite clicking offensively, but the pitching is doing a good job," Bochy said. "When they stumble, the offence seems to pick it up when we need them." Sandoval fell into the stands making a diving catch in the ninth. He had a bruised shin and said he should be ready to play Sunday. NOTES: The Cubs called up reliever Rafael Dolis from Triple-A Iowa. Shawn Camp and James Russell are possible closers. Manager Dale Sveum said he wont use Marmol, who has a 12.27 ERA. Fujikawa (1-0, 12.46 ERA) said he felt discomfort in his forearm the last couple of days, but considers it a short-term injury. He said the injury has sidelined him for about 10 days in the past. . Cubs C Steve Clevenger was injured striking out to end the game. He will undergo an MRI for a possible oblique injury. . Giants CF Angel Pagan was scratched from Saturdays lineup because of a sore right wrist he jammed Thursday on a diving catch. He is day to day and entered as a defensive replacement in the eighth. He popped out in the ninth. ... Bochy presented Nate Schierholtz, now a Cubs OF, with his 2012 World Series ring during batting practice. Schierholtz hit .251 in 77 games with the Giants last season. . Cubs starting pitcher Scott Feldman has back tightness and will next pitch Saturday at Milwaukee, using the Cubs off day Monday for extra rest. He was scheduled to start Wednesday against Texas. ... Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee laceration) was scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Iowa. He is expected to rejoin the Cubs on Tuesday against Texas. . Cubs 3B Ian Stewart (quadriceps) will begin his rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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