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June 28th

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1970 In the final games played at Forbes Field, the Pirates sweep a doubleheader from the Cubs, 3-2 and 4-1 in front of 40,198 fans, to gain a first place tie with the Mets. The old ballpark in Pittsburgh served as the Bucs' home since 1909.
2006 With his worst outing in the two seasons with the Mets, Pedro Martinez is routed by his former teammates in his return to Fenway as the BoSox maul the Mets, 10-2. The crowd, who chanted "Pedro! Pedro!" before the game, showed their appreciation of the Dominican's history as a Red Sox player with a standing ovation during yesterday's video tribute which highlighted the right-hander's achievements with Boston.
2009 Mariano Rivera joins Trevor Hoffman in becoming only the second pitcher to record 500 major league saves. The right-handed reliever, who also registers his first RBI of his 15-year career, reaches the milestone by getting the last four outs in the Yankees' 4-2 win over the Mets at Citi Field.
2011 After playing 299 games without a grand slam, the Mets hit two bases full homers in the span of seven at-bats during their 14-3 rout of Detroit at Comerica Park. Jason Bay breaks the nearly two-year drought with a fourth inning round-tripper, and Carlos Beltran goes deep six batters later in the fifth frame.
2015 Steven Matz, who goes 3-for-3 at the plate, becomes the first pitcher to drive in four runs in his major league debut, delivering a two-run double in his first at-bat and then driving in another pair with a sixth-inning single. The Mets' 24 year-old rookie right-hander from Stony Brook, NY, gives up five hits and two runs in 7.2 innings en route to earning his first victory when the Mets beat Cincinnati at Citi Field, 7-2

5 Fact(s) Found