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In a rare Subway Series meeting of first-place teams.....

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 the New York Mets defeated the Yankees 6-3 on Monday night.....

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after Eduardo Escobar delivered a tiebreaking, two-run home.....

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 run to complete a four-run, first-inning outburst......

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The Mets, who defeated the Yankees in four of six games last season....

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 hung on to win in front of just their third home sellout this year.....

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With a 59-37 record, the Mets were second in the National League......

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Walker has now won all five of his past eight starts.