1. Derek Jeter SS
2. Curtis Granderson CF
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
5. Robinson Cano 2B
6. Russell Martin C
7. Jorge Posada DH
8. Nick Swisher RF
9. Brett Gardner LF
Freddy Garcia P
1. Jose Reyes SS
2. Daniel Murphy 1B
3. Carlos Beltran RF
4. Jason Bay LF
5. Fernando Martinez DH
6. Justin Turner 3B
7. Josh Thole C
8. Jason Pridie CF
9. Ruben Tejada 2B
R.A. Dickey P
Time/TV: 7:08, MY9
Umpires: Tim Timmons HP, Jeff Kellogg 1B, Eric Cooper 2B, Mark Carlson 3B
Weather: 62 degrees, mostly cloudy
Battering the Mets: Derek Jeter is No. 2 all time with a .380 average (117 for 308) against the Mets for players with at least 150 plate appearances.
Interleague champs: The Yankees begin this latest round of interleague play with the most wins (144) and best winning percentage (.585) in AL vs. NL play.
Bad home cooking: The Yankees have lost five straight at home. They have dropped six straight at home just once since 1990. That came when they lost eight in a row in 2003.
Update, 7:13: Good start for Garcia, just one walk in the first. Garcia was released by the Mets’ organization after just two Triple-A starts two years ago when he was on the way back from shoulder surgery.
Update, 7:20: 1-2-3 first for Dickey. Be interesting to see how the Yankees do against the knuckleball after erupting for 13 runs last night.
Update, 7:24: What was up with that? Robinson Cano threw way wide of first trying to double up Justin Turner. E-4. Turner on second with two outs.
Update, 7:36: Bases loaded, two outs for Gardner here in the second.
Update, 7:39: A-Rod leads off with a double and doesn’t score. Gardner bounces to third.
Update, 7:51: Teixeira just snuck one into the right-field seats in the third, No. 11, his second in two nights. It’s 1-0.
Update, 8:00: Justin Turner is looking like a find for the Mets. He has been very productive lately. Now comes this RBI double in the fourth, and we’re tied.
Update, 8:11: Swisher goes down swinging with one on to end the fourth. The Yankees are 0 for 4 with runners in scoring position.
Update, 8:17: Garcia is on, one run and three hits allowed through his first five innings.
Update, 8:31: The Yankees are struggling in the RISP department vs. Dickey. The first two guys get on in the fifth and then the next three go down. Five complete, 1-1.
Update, 8:34: Daniel Murphy unties it, going down and getting a low pitch and sending it to the right-field seats to open the sixth.
Update, 8:46: Swisher just missed that Turner ground-rule double with a dive near the right-field line. So it’s second and third with two outs. Boone Logan is warming.
Update, 8:48: Thole, having an underwhelming season, grounds to first to end the threat.
Update, 9:00: Russell Martin is stranded at second after a one-out double in the sixth. Somehow I find it hard to blame the Yankees in this game with Dickey’s knuckleball floating well.
Update, 9:07: Good job again by Garcia, two runs, five hits through seven. I believe he’s around 95 pitches.
Update, 9:08: The Yankees can celebrate. Dickey is out of the game. Lefty Mike O’Connor is coming on.
Update, 9:11: Joba is warming up.
Update, 9:19: O’Connor was just as effective as Dickey, 1-2-3 seventh. Garcia is done, Joba is in.
Update, 9:27: Bottom of the eighth now, still 2-1. Jason Isringhausen is coming on in his usual role. If it gets to the bottom of the ninth this way, K-Rod has been invincible since blowing his first save of the season, although he usually makes it an adventure.
Update, 9:34: 1-2-3 for Izzy. K-Rod is warming for the ninth. David Robertson is on for the Yankees.
Update, 9:47: Bottom of the ninth, K-Rod will try to close it out.
Update, 9:56: 1-2-3, Mets win, 2-1.