Matt Harvey held the baseball in his right hand, pointed to his chest and said ”Come on, let me get this guy,” as his manager made a reluctant walk to the mound with two outs in the ninth inning. Terry Collins’ ace had done his job. Harvey was lifted one out shy of a complete game, earning his first win against the team he grew up rooting for, and led the New York Mets to an 8-2 victory Saturday over the crosstown rival Yankees. ”This was his day and he needed to be out there, so I did the best I could to leave him out there.” Kevin Plawecki hit his first major league homer and drove in three runs, and Lucas Duda and Eric Campbell also connected off an ineffective CC Sabathia (0-4).

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The previously red hot Atlanta Braves were cooled off in New York to begin the week. Now it would appear they’re frozen after dropping their weekend series opener 1-0 to the Philadelphia Phillies. The fact the game ended 1-0 is painful enough for Atlanta. That they only mustered two hits against Aaron Harang, who was in their rotation last season, adds some salt to the wound. But the kicker has to be their defense, which committed four errors on the evening. The final one led directly to the game’s only run, as Freddie Freeman was unable to handle Ben Revere’s ninth-inning chopper. Freeman and the entire infield were drawn in on the play to cut down the winning run at home. It might have worked, but the ball squirted away before Freeman could corral it, which allowed Freddy Galvis to sprint home. It goes down as a game-winning RBI for Revere, and a walk-off error for Freeman, who committed only five errors all last season. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball: Sign up and join a league today! ] Galvis had three hits in the game, including his single leading off the ninth. He advanced to second on a sacrifice and third on a passed ball by A.J. Pierzynski, so that’s even more sloppy defense from Atlanta.  Unfortunately, it goes as a no-decision for Harang, who was lights out in his eight innings of work. He struck out six and lowered his ERA to 1.37. Overall, the Phillies will take any win they can get after dropping 9 of their previous 11.    KING FELIX OVERWHELMS THE TWINS Felix Hernandez against the Minnesota Twins offense is not a fair fight, but it’s a challenge the Twins were forced to take on Friday night. Hint: They didn’t win.  The King of Seattle’s rotation lived up to his moniker with an efficiently dominant outing, as he shut out the Twins on just five hits. In fact, the Twins had zero baserunners until two outs in the fifth. Hernandez, perhaps humoring them or perhaps toying with them, allowing a pair of runners in the sixth, but escaped without allowing a run. He ended up needing just 102 pitches to complete his first shutout since Aug. 27 2012.

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A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues today: — HARVEY DAY The New York Mets are taking Harvey Day over the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. All-Star ace Matt Harvey, nursing a sore ankle, tries to put the Mets back in the win column after the Yankees ended their 11-game winning streak Friday night in the Subway Series opener. ”A little tape is not going to keep him from pitching the way he can pitch,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.

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Mark Teixeira hit a pair of two-run homers and Michael Pineda used a biting slider while pitching impressively into the eighth inning to help the New York Yankees end the crosstown rival Mets’ 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory Friday night in the Subway Series opener. Jacoby Ellsbury also connected off Jacob deGrom (2-2) for a third home run to the short right field in the Bronx as the Yankees ended a four-game home skid to the Mets. Pineda (3-0) allowed five hits and a run in 7 2-3 innings in his longest outing with the Yankees, who won for the seventh time in eight games. The NL East-leading Mets lost in their first game this season against a team outside the division.

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The Mets have won 11 straight games and believe they’ve built a foundation for long-term success as they open the Subway Series.

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A look at what’s happening all around the major leagues Friday: — FAST TRACK Jacob deGrom and the surprising New York Mets try to set a franchise record with their 12th straight victory – they can do it with a win at Yankee Stadium in the Subway Series opener. Coming off a 10-0 homestand, the Mets have the top mark in the majors at 13-3. Michael Pineda starts for the Yankees, who have won six of seven. TRYING AGAIN Jon Lester makes his fourth start for the Cubs, still looking for his first win with them.

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Jacoby Ellsbury turned as if to start his swing and then crumpled to the ground after David Price’s pitch caught him square in the chest. With temperatures in the 30s in downtown Detroit, this was no way to begin the game. Ellsbury shook off the pain and went to first base, and Price’s problems were only beginning. The New York Yankees scored six runs off him in the first inning amid swirling snow flurries, and they went on to a 13-4 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

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David Price had to battle both the New York Yankees and the swirling snow in the first inning Wednesday. Wearing short sleeves on a 38-degree night in Detroit, Price allowed six runs in the top of the first, while snow flurries blew around him. Snow in April isn’t that out of the ordinary in Detroit, but the intensity of it increased briefly in the first, making for an unusual spectacle as Price labored on the mound. Price hit Jacoby Ellsbury in the chest to start the inning – the New York leadoff hitter fell to the ground in pain before taking his base.

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Nathan Eovaldi made a small adjustment before Tuesday night’s start against the Detroit Tigers. Eovaldi (1-0) allowed one run on eight hits and a walk in seven-plus innings to pick up his first win with the New York Yankees in a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. ”It really helped my command.” Eovaldi was helped by four New York double plays, one of which he started himself. With a runner on first in the second inning, Eovaldi made a blind snag of Yoenis Cespedes’ line drive, then got to the tricky part of the play.

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A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Wednesday:

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