New York Yankees 4 at New York Mets 2, F — The Yankees held a three-games-to-one advantage as the modern-day Subway Series headed into Game 5 at Shea. Through eight, each club had pushed across just two runs against tough pitching — the Yanks picking up solo home runs by Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter, and the Mets scoring two unearned against starter Andy Pettitte. Mets starter Al Leiter was still on the mound heading into the ninth, when the Yankees, taking advantage of a few unusual plays and a clutch, two-out single from veteran Luis Sojo, scored two runs. Bottom nine: Enter Sandman. Mariano Rivera took the mound and with Mike Piazza up as the tying run with two outs, got him to fly out to the deepest part of the ballpark for the last out, and the Yankees’ third consecutive World Series title (and fourth in five seasons), putting the finishing touches on their 26th Championship and their end-of-the-century dynasty.