John Maine allowed three runs over five innings, striking out eight. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
By Marty Noble / MLB.com
The Mets offense did the heavy lifting on Wednesday, pounding out 13 hits in the second straight win over the Pirates. The Mets scored five runs in the first and ninth frames and withstood a late Bucs rally. John Maine picked up the win and Moises Alou went deep.
BASERUNNING SB: Reyes 2 (58, 2nd base off Morris/Paulino, 3rd base off Morris/Paulino), Castillo (12, 2nd base off Morris/Paulino), Alou (3, 2nd base off Morris/Paulino), Milledge (2, 3rd base off Chacon/Paulino).
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