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Mets fend off Pirates

Angel Pagan drove in a pair of runs and the New York Mets held off a late rally for a 8-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night at Citi Field.

The Mets won the game as -160 favorites, and the 15 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Raul Valdes earned the win in relief, and Hisanori Takahashi closed out the game for his seventh save.

Paul Maholm was tagged with the Mets loss, allowing seven hits and seven runs over his 3 2-3 innings.