7,542: Nieve helps Mets even up Subway Series

AAA call-up Fernando Nieve helped the New York Mets recover from Friday night’s devastating loss Saturday as the Mets topped the Yankees 6-3 to even up the 2009 Subway Series.

Nieve, getting the start for the injured John Maine, threw for 6 2/3 innings, giving up just two earned runs on 4 hits and two walks. In contrast, the Mets jumped on starter Andy Pettite for five earned runs on 12 hits in just five innings of work.

Omir Santos got the Mets on the scoreboard with a second-inning two-run homer to left, just before Nieve lost his no-hitter in when Alex Rodriguez led off the bottom of the second with a homer, advancing our NoNoHitters.com count to 7,542 games.

The Mets rallied for three runs in the fifth on a Gary Sheffield RBI single, a Fernando Tatis RBI fielder’s choice and a Santos RBI double. Sheffield added another run in the seventh with a solo homer.

The Yankees got one back in the bottom of the seventh on a Derek Jeter RBI single.

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