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Russo shakes off nerves, plays hero

Rookie gets first hit, drives in first runs, as Yankees beat Mets in Subway opener

Updated: May 23, 2010, 12:30 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It was like asking a father which one of his children he loves more. The newest member of Subway Series lore, Kevin Russo -- who was born in Long Island and grew up a Yankees fan -- was trying to decide if his first major league hit, a third-inning single, or his seventh-inning two-run tiebreaking double was more satisfying.

"They were both great," Russo ultimately said after the Yankees' 2-1 win over the Mets in the first Subway Series showdown of 2010.

Russo, 25, shook ...

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