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BRONX, N.Y. — This date in 2012 marked a Subway Series first, as far as the New York Yankees and New York Mets are concerned.
Yankee catcher Russell Martin clobbered the first walk-off homer in the history of the series, dating back to 1997.
With the Yankees trailing 3-0 in the seventh inning, Martin got the pinstripes on the board with a two-run tater to right, off Jon Niese.
After the Yankees gained their first lead at 4-3 in the eighth inning, a blown save in the top half of the ninth by Rafael Soriano, set up Martin’s heroics in the home half.
On a full-count, Martin crushed the Jon Rauch offering deep to left for the 5-4, walk-off winner.