New York Yankees defeat New York Mets, 9-8

From beanballs to dramatic home runs, the Subway Series has seen many memorable moments over the past 12 years.

None of them compares to the final play Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Second baseman Luis Castillo dropped a routine pop-up by Alex Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth, turning what would have been the final out of a Mets win into the most unlikely game-ending error the Yankees have ever seen.

Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira both scored on Castillo's blund...

For one split second, the ball was in Luis Castillo's mitt and the Mets were comeback kings of New York. Francisco Rodriguez was still a perfect closer. Joe Girardi was a complete buffoon for pulling Phil Coke in favor of Mariano Rivera during a tie game in the eighth. Alex Rodriguez was a choker yet again, for popping up with the tying run on second base.

A-Rod flipped his bat in disgust at home plate, and then somebody, somewhere flipped a switch on the whole game, th...

The Yankees look forward to reliever Brian Bruney's expected return from the disabled list on Tuesday, but even before rejoining the team, the righthander set off some Subway Series fireworks in Trenton Saturday. Bruney ripped Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez even though the two pitchers have no apparent history of rancor.

At a Double-A rehab game in Trenton for the Yankee affiliate Thunder, Bruney was asked if he had watched the Subway Series opener Friday night, when K...

From beanballs to dramatic home runs, the Subway Series has seen many memorable moments over the past 12 years. None of them compares to the final play Friday night at Yankee Stadium.

Second baseman Luis Castillo dropped a routine pop-up by Alex Rodriguez with two outs in the ninth, turning what would have been the final out of a Mets win into the most unlikely game-ending error the Yankees have ever seen.

Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira both scored on Castillo's blund...

Joba Chamberlain already knew that Friday night's performance was not one of his more memorable efforts. But if he needed any reminders, they came from his 3-year-old son, Karter, who interrupted the postgame media Q&A with Chamberlain to add in his own take on his father's four-inning stint.

"Hey daddy, did you do the fastball and it wasn't too good?" Karter Chamberlain inquired.

"Yeah, the fastball wasn't very good," the elder Chamberlain answered before adding, "I...

Luis Castillo hadn't won fans over this season, but at least the second baseman had tempered the Flushing faithful's calls for him to be dumped less than halfway through his four-year deal. With one drop last night, any goodwill generated has now eroded.

With Francisco Rodriguez poised for his 17th save in 17 attempts as a Met after coaxing Alex Rodriguez into a pop-up to shallow right field with two out in the ninth, the ball popped out of Castillo's glove. Derek Jeter...

Jon Switzer's debut as a Met didn't go as Jerry Manuel scripted during Friday night's 9-8 loss to the Yankees.

The 29-year-old southpaw, who was caught off-guard by a 9:30 a.m. call Friday telling him he had been promoted, was an attractive option to add to the bullpen because he had held lefthanded batters to a .186 average at Triple-A Buffalo. That seemingly gave Manuel a bona fide second option with Pedro Feliciano to match up against lefty batters, which Ken Takahas...