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Wright lifts Mets over Pirates

David Wright cranked a three-run homer in powering the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a rain-shortened six inning contest Saturday night at PNC Park.

The Mets won the game as -125 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5) set by sportsbooks.

Jonathon Niese allowed five hits and one run over five innings, improving to 8-5 with the victory.

James McDonald gave up six hits and five runs over five innings in the loss for the Pirates.