Matt Harvey nearly went the distance, three Mets went deep and C.C. Sabathia's struggles continued as the Mets downed the Yankees 8-2 in the Bronx on Saturday.

Harvey (4-0) - branded the Dark Knight of Gotham - quieted Yankee bats, tossing 8 2/3 innings of two run ball before pitching into a jam in the ninth. He exited after retiring the first two in the ninth, then allowing a single to Mark Teixeira and a walk to Brian McCann. Carlos Torres came on to record the final out on a fielder's choice - a play that was challenged by Joe Girardi and upheld to end the game.

Lucas Duda put the Mets on the board in the fist inning with a solo home run, matching his team's total offensive output the night before in the Yankees 6-1 win in the series opener.

The Mets broke through again in the fourth scoring four times, including catcher Kevin Plawecki's first Major League home run - a screaming line drive that just got over the wall in right and scored Wilmer Flores to gave the Mets a 5-1 lead.

Eric Campbell went deep in the sixth, a two run shot that was his first dinger of the year. When Juan Lagares followed with a single, Sabathia got the hook. His final line read five innings, nine hits and seven earned runs - good enough to drop to 0-4 on the year.

Teixeira, who hit a pair of two run blasts on Friday, tagged Harvery for a solo blast on Saturday, running his HR total to a league high eight.

The rubber game is set for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball with Jonathon Niese taking on Nathan Eovaldi.


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