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Mets victorious in opener
Mets 5, Pirates 4
Orlando Hernandez, who picked up the no-decision, hurled six solid innings. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
 Alou's two-run single
 Beltran's bomb
 Milledge's diving grab
 DiFelice's RBI double
With the scored tie at 3 in the eighth inning and the bases loaded, Moises Alou delivered a clutch two-run single to help the Mets punch out the Pirates in the opener. Carlos Beltran, hitting in the cleanup spot, homered, doubled and scored two runs.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (66-52)
Won 2
NY Mets 5, Pittsburgh 4   PIT
Pittsburgh (49-68)
Lost 2
August 14, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0   5 11 0
Pittsburgh
2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0   4 7 0
Standings thru 8/14/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Pirates Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS5000013.303
Castillo, 2B5110013.305
Wright, 3B4120000.307
Beltran, CF4222011.261
Delgado, 1B3010120.252
Alou, LF4012012.310
Milledge, RF4110012.307
DiFelice, C4021002.429
Hernandez, P1000000.171
  a-Gotay, PH1010000.348
  Sosa, P0000000.208
  Schoeneweis, P0000000.000
  b-Anderson, PH1000000.246
  Wagner, P0000000.000
Totals3651151713 

a-Doubled for Hernandez in the 7th. b-Popped out for Schoeneweis in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Milledge (8, Snell), DiFelice (1, Snell), Gotay (9, Snell), Beltran (22, Torres).
HR: Beltran (21, 4th inning off Snell, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Castillo; Wright 2; Beltran 6; Delgado; Alou; Milledge 2; DiFelice 3; Gotay 2.
RBI: DiFelice (1), Beltran 2 (67), Alou 2 (25).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Castillo 3; Alou.
S: Hernandez.
GIDP: DiFelice.
Team LOB: 6.

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF2211210.242
  b-Phelps, PH1000001.287
  Capps, P00000001.000
Sanchez, 2B4120111.307
LaRoche, 1B3011210.251
Bay, LF5000026.251
Bautista, RF-CF3000032.258
Castillo, 3B4121013.265
Paulino, C4010005.241
Wilson, SS3000000.266
Snell, P3000010.103
  Torres, P0000000.000
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Chacon, P0000000.273
  a-Nady, PH1001001.288
  Kata, RF0000000.194
Totals3347451019 

a-Grounded out for Chacon in the 8th. b-Flied out for McLouth in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sanchez (31, Hernandez), Castillo (15, Hernandez).
HR: McLouth (6, 4th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: McLouth 4; Sanchez 3; LaRoche; Castillo 3; Paulino.
RBI: LaRoche (66), Castillo (17), McLouth (21), Nady (60).
2-out RBI: Castillo; McLouth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Paulino 4; Bay; Phelps.
S: Wilson.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson-Sanchez-LaRoche).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez 6.05335813.12
Sosa (W, 9-6)1.22110104.15
Schoeneweis (H, 9)0.10000005.06
Wagner (S, 27)1.00000101.55
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Snell 7.08330713.87
Torres (L, 1-4)0.02220005.53
Marte 0.00001001.47
Chacon 1.01000003.89
Capps 1.00000002.44

Torres pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
Marte pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Bautista (by Hernandez).
Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 130-70, Sosa 17-13, Schoeneweis 1-1, Wagner 13-8, Snell 111-74, Torres 4-2, Marte 7-3, Chacon 10-8, Capps 6-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 3-7, Sosa 2-2, Schoeneweis 0-1, Wagner 0-2, Snell 9-5, Torres 0-0, Marte 0-0, Chacon 3-0, Capps 1-2.
Batters faced: Hernandez 29, Sosa 7, Schoeneweis 1, Wagner 3, Snell 29, Torres 2, Marte 1, Chacon 3, Capps 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Schoeneweis 1-0, Marte 2-0, Chacon 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Paul Nauert. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Gerry Davis.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:04.
Att: 25,277.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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