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Mets rally sinks Pirates

Carlos Delgado belted a three-run homer in a five-run inning Friday, as the New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 in the opener of a three-game series at Shea Stadium.

The Mets won the game as -185 favorites, and the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Delgado finished 3-for-5 at the plate and drove in five runs to lead the Mets. Bobby Parnell picked up the win in relief with a scoreless inning on the mound.

Nyjer Morgan had two hits and drove in one run for the Pirates. Tyler Yates gave up three runs in relief in taking the loss.