2000 World Series, Game 2: Mets @ Yankees

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New York Mets 5 at New York Yankees 6, F — Although Roger Clemens dominated the game with eight two-hit innings, it wasn’t his pitching that garnered the postgame headlines. The Yankees seized control of the first Subway Series in 44 years with a 6-5 victory, but the buzz of the game was the “Clemens vs. Piazza Incident.” Shattering Mike Piazza’s bat with a first-inning fastball, Clemens bounded off the mound, fielded the bat, and oddly flung the broken piece in Piazza’s direction. Both benches cleared, and after some tense moments, order was restored and Piazza grounded out on the next pitch to end the inning. Postgame, Clemens insisted his actions were unintentional and instinctive, while Piazza was simply shocked and confused by the bizarre incident. As for the game, the Yankees built a 6-0 lead before withstanding a ninth-inning Mets rally to earn a 6-5 win for their record 14th straight World Series victory.

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