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Murphy moves Mets past Yankees in opener of Subway Series

Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Daniel Murphy's eighth inning base hit gave the New York Mets their first lead and Bobby Parnell made it stand in the ninth to secure a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of their Subway Series at Citi Field.

Murphy, robbed of a two-run homer earlier in the contest, plated the go-ahead run with a two-out single to center. David Wright tied the contest the inning prior with a solo homer and also tripled in the Mets' second straight win.

A pitching duel between Mets starter Jonathon Niese and the Yankees' Phil Hughes was ultimately decided by the bullpen.

David Robertson (3-1) nearly escaped the jam in the eighth inning when Robinson Cano threw out Mike Baxter at the plate for the second out, but then served up Murphy's single in the following at-bat.

Brandon Lyon (2-2) relieved Niese after a seven-inning performance to toss a scoreless eighth. Parnell worked around a one-out walk to notch his eighth save.

05/27 22:21:46 ET