2000 New York Yankees start their weekend sweep of the Mets
July 7, 2000- The New York Yankees begin an inter-league series with the Mets at Shea Stadium. Before 54,132 fans, the Yankees edge the Mets 2-1 behind starter Orlando Hernandez and closer Mariano Rivera. Hernandez goes 8 innings, allowing only 5 Mets hits, 1 run and 5 strikeouts. His 2000 AL pitching record improves to a 8-6 mark, while Rivera picks up 19th save of the 2000 AL season. Mets starter Al Leiter takes the loss giving up 2 Yankee runs, 6 hits, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts. Mets Closer Franco pitches a scoreless 9th inning. The Yankees will sweep the 3 game weekend series with the Mets by winning the games by of the scores of 4-2 in the next two games.