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As their Subway Series shifts to Citi Field, the New York Yankees and New York Mets will both turn to rookies on Wednesday evening with differing expectations. Nick Bellore Jersey . Watch the action on TSN2 and TSN GO at 7pm et/4pm pt. After dropping a pair of games to the Mets in the Bronx, the Yankees losing streak in this series has reached six in a row. They also have lost a season- high four straight overall and hope that Masahiro Tanaka can stop the bleeding in the first of two straight in Flushing. The right-handed Tanaka has yet to lose as a Major League pitcher, going 5-0 with a 2.57 earned run average through seven starts. However, dating back to his time in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Japanese hurler is unbeaten in his past 41 regular-season starts, going 33-0 since Aug. 19, 2012. Tanaka has won two straight starts and is coming off a 5-3 victory at Milwaukee on Friday. He gave up two runs on seven hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings, striking out seven. He has won all three of his road starts this season while posting a 2.61 ERA. The 25-year-old also is the first Yankees rookie to begin his career 5-0 as a starter since Whitey Ford went 9-0 over 12 starts in 1950. The Mets have decided to give their future a shot on Wednesday night as 23- year-old Rafael Montero will make his MLB debut. Hell take the place of fellow righty Jenrry Mejia, who shifts to the bullpen. Montero is regarded as the Mets second-best pitching prospect behind Noah Syndergaard and went 4-1 with a 3.67 ERA in eight starts this season with Triple-A Las Vegas. In 24 starts at that level over the last two seasons, he is 9-5 with a 3.25 ERA while striking out 119 batters over 130 1/3 innings. And while the Yankees are looking for Tanaka to get them back on track, the Mets are simply ready to see what Montero can bring to the table. "We think hes ready now," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told his clubs website of Montero. "I think everybody in our system thought that he was ready. That doesnt mean hell have a positive result on Wednesday, but were confident that Montero is somebody who can be successful long term." Though the Mets have allowed 14 runs over the first two games of this extended series, they have gotten plenty of offense themselves in winning both games at Yankee Stadium. They jumped out to a quick lead on Tuesday night and rolled to a 12-7 win. Former Yankee Curtis Granderson and Daniel Murphy both hit three-run homers, with Murphy driving in four runs in total and David Wright adding three hits with two RBI to the Mets third straight win. Zack Wheeler gave up five runs on seven hits and six walks in 4 1/3 innings for the Mets and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief work. "Any way we get wins is good, especially when we come up against a very tough team like the Yankees and to do it in their ballpark is obviously big," said Granderson. "It puts us in a position now to win the series but it definitely isnt done yet because we know the Yankees arent going to quit." The Mets have won the past six meetings in this series after having gone 3-9 against the Yankees in 2011-12. Vidal Nuno gave up seven runs -- five earned -- on four hits and four walks in just 3 1/3 innings to suffer the loss. The leftys ERA climbed nearly a full point to 6.43. "He just got some balls in the middle of the plate today," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "Hes a guy who has to live on the edges and they made it hurt." Brian McCann hit a two-run homer and Yangervis Solarte added a solo shot for the Yankees, who have lost nine of their past 13 games overall. McCann finished with three hits and three RBI. Kenny Wiggins Jersey . He chirped to the caddie of Brandt Snedeker about their money game, a Mickelson tradition at the majors. Lefty was in good spirits Monday at the British Open, except for having to return the claret jug. Anthony Zettel Jersey . First, Ivan Nova decided to have season-ending Tommy John elbow surgery. Then Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games for using pine tar.(SportsNetwork.com) - The Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks will both be looking to bounce back from losses on Sunday night when they battle at United Center. The two clubs are also looking to prevent a downward trend heading into the end of the month. The Maple Leafs have now lost two in a row following a six- game winning streak, while the Blackhawks had won 10 of 11 before a loss on Saturday. Chicago welcomed back starting goaltender Corey Crawford last night versus the Columbus Blue Jackets and he made 17 saves in a 3-2 shootout loss. He had missed the previous eight games with an ankle injury. Each goaltender was perfect through four rounds before former Blackhawk Jeremy Morin beat Crawford with a quick wrister. Andrew Shaw kept Chicago alive, however, as he snapped a shot over Sergei Bobrovskys glove. Brandon Saad, the Blackhawks eighth shooter, had Bobrovsky beaten, but his shot rang off the left post. Jack Johnson followed by dragging Crawford out of position with a slick backhand-forehand move and wristed the shot into an open net to put Columbus ahead. Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith tallied for Chicago, which had a 13-game winning streak over Columbus snapped. I thought we did everything, but win that game, Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville said. Crawford was appearing in his first game since Nov. 29, so Quenneville could opt to start him again tonight to get him into form. The netminder is 2-1-0 in four career meetings with the Leafs, posting a 3.02 goals against average and .889 save percentage. If not, backup Antti Raanta wouldd face Toronto for the second time in his career. Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey. He was blitzed for five goals on 25 shots in the first meeting. After having its winning streak snapped with a loss on Thursday, Toronto was hammered 7-4 by the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Maple Leafs had leads of 2-0 and 3-2 in the first period, but ended up losing for the first time in 15 games this season when scoring first. Well I thought we had a decent start to the hockey game, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said. We did something right to start the game but we got sloppy with the puck and allowed them to get back into the game. Joffrey Lupul posted a goal and an assist while James van Riemsdyk, Peter Holland and David Clarkson all scored for the Maple Leafs. Jonathan Bernier allowed all seven goals on 41 shots, while James Reimer played the final 10 1/2 minutes and stopped the one shot he faced. It is unknown who will start tonight as Toronto begins a seven-game road trip that runs through Jan. 3. Bernier is 1-2-0 in his career versus the Blackhawks with a 3.04 GAA and .906 save percentage, while Reimer is 1-1-0 with a 4.20 GAA and .894 save percentage in two encounters. The Maple Leafs have followed an eight-game slide versus the Blackhawks with back-to-back wins in the series. That includes a 3-2 victory at home on Nov. 1, when Reimer made 45 saves and Holland, van Riemsdyk and Nazem Kadri all scored. Brad Richards and Brent Seabrook had the goals for Chicago, while Crawford made 24 saves. The Blackhawks have won four in a row at home over the Maple Leafs. 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