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Mets suffer biting defeat
Pirates 10, Mets 7
Carlos Beltran is now tied with David Wright for the team lead with 22 homers. (Keith Srakocic/AP)
The Mets won't rest easy on their trip to Washington, squandering a five-run lead to lose the series finale to the Pirates. Errors by David Wright and Mike DiFelice helped Pittsburgh's winning rally in the eighth inning. Carlos Beltran belted a two-run homer, his 22nd of the season.
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Series at a glance:
NYM
NY Mets (67-53)
Lost 1
Pittsburgh 10, NY Mets 7   PIT
Pittsburgh (50-69)
Won 1
August 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Mets
2 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0   7 13 2
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 3 1 1 2 3 X   10 13 1
Standings thru 8/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Mets Stats  |  Pirates Stats
NY MetsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Reyes, SS4221201.304
Castillo, 2B6022005.305
Wright, 3B5020014.310
Beltran, CF5132002.264
Alou, LF4110101.316
Green, 1B2210301.270
Anderson, RF4000117.231
DiFelice, C4000014.267
Lawrence, P3122000.286
  a-Gotay, PH1000003.343
  Mota, P0000000.000
  Feliciano, P0000000.000
  Heilman, P0000000.000
  b-Easley, PH0000100.273
Totals3871378328 

a-Grounded out for Lawrence in the 6th. b-Walked for Heilman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Beltran (24, Osoria).
HR: Beltran (22, 1st inning off Armas, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Reyes 2; Castillo 2; Wright 2; Beltran 7; Alou; Green; Lawrence 2.
RBI: Beltran 2 (71), Castillo 2 (25), Lawrence 2 (2), Reyes (48).
2-out RBI: Beltran 2; Castillo 2; Lawrence 2; Reyes.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Castillo 2; Wright; Gotay 2.
GIDP: Beltran; Anderson.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Reyes 2 (60, 2nd base off Armas/Paulino, 2nd base off Armas/Paulino), Beltran (16, 3rd base off Osoria/Paulino).

FIELDING
E: Wright (14, throw), DiFelice (1, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Anderson 2 (Izturis at 2nd base, Sanchez at home).
DP: (Castillo-Green).

 
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
McLouth, CF4111111.247
Izturis, 3B-SS4010102.253
Sanchez, 2B3300203.302
LaRoche, 1B5332003.255
Bay, LF4133010.255
Bautista, RF5021013.260
Wilson, SS2100011.266
  Castillo, 3B3011011.264
Paulino, C3121113.242
Armas, P0000000.214
  Osoria, P1000001.000
  a-Phelps, PH1000001.284
  Torres, P0000000.000
  b-Nady, PH1000003.286
  Marte, P0000000.000
  Capps, P00000001.000
Totals36101395622 

a-Lined out for Osoria in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Torres in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Paulino 2 (19, Lawrence, Mota), McLouth (14, Mota).
HR: LaRoche (18, 4th inning off Lawrence, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: McLouth 2; Izturis; LaRoche 6; Bay 3; Bautista 2; Castillo; Paulino 4.
RBI: LaRoche 2 (69), Paulino (38), Bay 3 (78), McLouth (23), Castillo (19), Bautista (41).
2-out RBI: Paulino; Bay 2; McLouth; Bautista.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis 2; Osoria; Bautista.
S: Osoria.
GIDP: Nady.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: McLouth (9, 2nd base off Lawrence/DiFelice).

FIELDING
E: Bay (7, throw).
DP: 2 (LaRoche-Wilson, Izturis-LaRoche).

 
NY MetsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lawrence 5.04444315.06
Mota (H, 3)1.02221005.80
Feliciano 0.01110002.98
Heilman (BS, 4)(L, 7-5)2.06300303.43
 
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Armas 2.26555216.58
Osoria 3.16221004.26
Torres 1.01000005.40
Marte (W, 1-0)1.00001001.88
Capps (S, 11)1.00001102.40

Mota pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Feliciano pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB: Anderson (by Osoria).
HBP: Bay (by Lawrence), DiFelice (by Osoria).
Pitches-strikes: Lawrence 88-55, Mota 21-12, Feliciano 4-3, Heilman 44-29, Armas 74-38, Osoria 47-32, Torres 11-7, Marte 12-6, Capps 20-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lawrence 6-6, Mota 1-2, Feliciano 0-0, Heilman 3-0, Armas 3-3, Osoria 7-3, Torres 1-2, Marte 3-0, Capps 1-1.
Batters faced: Lawrence 24, Mota 6, Feliciano 1, Heilman 12, Armas 19, Osoria 17, Torres 4, Marte 3, Capps 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Feliciano 1-0, Heilman 2-2, Osoria 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Chad Fairchild. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Brian Gorman. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 36,447.

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