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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 65 - Mets at Pirates (Mets Rake, Cappy pitches gem)

Final Score: New York 7, Pittsburgh 0

Chris Capuano tossed seven shutout innings to lead New York past Pittsburgh, 7-0, in the third test of a four-game set.

Capuano (5-6) scattered three hits and two walks while fanning five as the Mets were victorious for the seventh time in 10 games.

Kevin Correia (8-5) allowed four runs on seven hits in 7 2/3 innings for the loss, the third in four games for the Pirates.

Correia was perfect through four innings before allowing a two-out single to Jason Bay in the fifth.

New York broke through in the seventh inning after Daniel Murphy singled, advanced to third on a single by Angel Pagan and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jason Bay to give the Mets a 1-0 lead.

That run would be all the Mets would need behind Capuano, but they added some insurance in the eighth on an RBI double by Justin Turner that ended Correia's day. Pinch-hitter Willie Harris singled with two outs and was followed by a Jose Reyes base-hit before Turner smacked a ball off the right-field wall to bring in Harris.

Chris Resop took the mound next and Carlos Beltran hit the first pitch Resop threw into right for a single, allowing Reyes and Turner to score.

Daniel Moskos then replaced Resop and after a Daniel Murphy single, Pagan singled in Jason Pridie, who was pinch-running for Beltran, to give New York a five-run advantage.

Back-to-back two-out homers by pinch hitter Scott Hairston and Reyes in the ninth completed the rout.

Pittsburgh never had a runner touch third in the game but had runners on second in the fourth, fifth and ninth innings. Each time they failed to get the clutch hit they needed and ended the day 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was ejected from the game in the seventh inning after arguing an out call in center field. Lyle Overbay led off the inning with a deep fly ball to dead center and Pagan made a leaping catch at the wall. Replays showed the ball may have bounced off the wall before entering Pagan's glove, but after the umpires got together, they decided the catch was good.

Game Notes

The Mets recalled pitcher D.J. Carrasco from Buffalo and optioned pitcher Dale Thayer to Buffalo on Sunday...Andrew McCutchen extended his hit streak to 11 games...Pittsburgh fell to 9-6 in games Correia has pitched...Reyes has a major league leading 33 multi-hit games.

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