ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has canceled his $5,500-a-ticket World Series fundraisers after being accused of exploiting the Mets' baseball glory to raise cash from wealthy insiders.

The Democratic governor's campaign said Thursday that the events scheduled for Games 3 and 4 at Citi Field were nixed to make more tickets available for fans.

The campaign says it returned about 20 tickets for each game.

Cuomo had faced bruising criticism from editorial writers who accused him of ticket scalping and from good-government groups who questioned how the campaign could buy 40 tickets when most fans are limited to only two.

The campaign says it purchased the tickets from the Mets using traditional channels.

Cuomo flew to Game 1 in Kansas City on a plane owned by the team's owners.