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Mets 7, Pirates 2: The Animal Is Out Of The Cage

Mike Pelfrey allowed two runs on six hits in eight innings. Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI single while David Wright and Jose Reyes each went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. All told, the offense exploded for 15 hits and seven runs -- a week's worth in both cases -- en route to a 7-2 victory over the Pirates.

Poem by Howard Megdal

Runs were once scarce; now scored in a torrent
No matter that Pirate pitching is abhorrent
Fifteen hits laced, Mets put up seven
Strangely, for one night, Pittsburgh equaled heaven