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Friday, May 31, 2013
Subway Series ranks No. 3; Freeway rules

By Adam Rubin

Despite Citi Field hosting the two smallest paid crowds since the Subway Series began in 1997, the four-game series between the Mets and Yankees still drew the third-highest average attendance of any "rivalry" series this week.

The Big Apple ain't No. 1, though. California rules.

Here's a look at the average paid crowd per matchup:

1. Los Angeles Dodgers-Los Angeles Angels: 44,450

2. San Francisco Giants-Oakland Athletics: 38,474

3. New York Mets-New York Yankees: 38,169

4. St. Louis Cardinals-Kansas City Royals: 37,493

5. Washington Nationals-Baltimore Orioles: 36,680

6. Philadelphia Phillies-Boston Red Sox: 36,501

7. Milwaukee Brewers-Minnesota Twins: 31,772

8. Chicago Cubs-Chicago White Sox: 31,293

9. Atlanta Braves-Toronto Blue Jays: 30,122

10. Pittsburgh Pirates-Detroit Tigers: 28,926

11. Arizona Diamondbacks-Texas Rangers: 28,385

12. Cincinnati Reds-Cleveland Indians: 26,001

13. Colorado Rockies-Houston Astros: 20,285

14. San Diego Padres-Seattle Mariners: 17,386

15. Miami Marlins-Tampa Bay Rays: 16,693