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Rosario’s walk-off home run gives Mets doubleheader sweep over Yankees

GAME 1 RECAP:

Chad Green was one of the Yankees’ most dominant relievers through the first three weeks of the regular season, allowing one run across his first nine appearances. That has turned, as the right-hander is suddenly struggling with the long ball.

Green served up three home runs, including a game-tying three-run Pete Alonso blast and a go-ahead Dominic Smith shot, as the Mets rallied to extend the Yankees’ losing streak to a season-high six games with a 6-4 loss on Friday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

It was the second successive ineffective outing for Green, who surrendered a go-ahead homer to the Braves’ Freddie Freeman on Wednesday at Atlanta. This time, Green’s stumble spoiled a solid effort from left-hander Jordan Montgomery.

Montgomery pitched efficiently, blanking the Mets over the first four frames. Smith scored on a fifth-inning wild pitch and Montgomery allowed hits to the first two batters in the sixth, prompting a move to the bullpen. Jake Marisnick extended the Mets’ lead by going back-to-back with Smith.

GAME 2 RECAP:

In one of the more bizarre scenes of a bizarre season, the Mets hit a walk-off home run at Yankee Stadium to sweep a doubleheader on Friday.

Because the Mets were the designated home team for a game that was supposed to have been played at Citi Field before COVID-19 interfered, they were batting last in Game 2 of the doubleheader. That allowed Amed Rosario to hit a walk-off two-run home run for a 4-3 victory.

The Mets had won Game 1, 6-4.

The Mets jumped out to an early lead in Game 2 on Dominic Smith’s RBI single. But rookie starter David Peterson cracked for three runs in the third, and the damage might have been worse had he not induced a key inning-ending double play to escape that inning.

Brandon Nimmo hit an RBI double to pull the Mets closer in the fifth inning, before the team rallied in the seventh.

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