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Game 54 Recap: Correia Wins His Eighth

Game 54 Recap: Correia Wins His Eighth

McCutchen started the 7th inning rally with a single.

Through the first six frames, the Pirates had collected just three hits and trailed 2-0. But in the seventh the bats came alive against Chris Capuano. Pittsburgh batted around and collected seven hits (all singles) while posting five tallies to take control of the game.

The Mets took the lead in the fourth off of Kevin Correia. Three singles loaded the bases with two outs. Ruben Tejada delivered the clutch two out knock, scoring Carlos Beltran and Daniel Murphy. Tejada's ball might have been caught by Neil Walker, but he misplayed it allowing it to fall in.

Capuano was cruising until that fateful seventh. Andrew McCutchen led off the inning with an infield single, with Daniel Murphy's throw to Capuano covering the bag off target. Neil Walker's bunt down the third base line also went for a single. Matt Diaz reached on yet another infield single, this one back to Capuano. Pittsburgh loaded the bases without hitting a ball out...

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