The Yankees were looking to win for the 12th time in 15 meetings against the Mets.
The announced crowd of 32,911 Monday night at Citi Field was the smallest crowd for a game between the Mets and Yankees. The game was actually entertaining.
Daniel Murphy's eighth-inning base hit gave the Mets a 2-1 lead, Bobby Parnell pitched a scoreless ninth in the opener of their Subway Series at Citi Field. Murphy was robbed of a two run homer by Brett Gardner earlier in the game.
David Wright tied the game in the 7th inning a solo homer off Phil Hughes.
Jon Niese and Hughes matched each other all night, each allowing only one run in seven innings. Niese allowed eight hits and walked one batter while striking out four. Hughes allowed four hits and no walks and notching seven strikeouts.
The Bronx Bombers have owned the Mets, winning five of six last season and have outscored them 70-38 during an 11-3 run in the series dating to 2010.
For the first time, the clubs will play four games in four days with the series moving to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Yanks lead the all-time regular season series 54-37 dating back to June 1997.
The Rochester Rhinos host the New England Revolution (MLS) in the Third Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup otonight at 7:35PM in Sahlen's Stadium. Attendance has been low this season for the Rhinos. My over and under is set 2,500. I will take the under.