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Mets aim for sweep of Pirates

Aug 18, 2008 - 12:45 PM NY Mets (68-56) at Pittsburgh (55-69) 12:35 p.m. EDT

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The New York Mets look to complete a perfect road trip when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the series finale on Monday.

After sweeping a three-game series against the Washington Nationals, the Mets have taken the first three from Pittsburgh and moved into first place in the National League East.

John Maine (10-7, 3.97 ERA) makes his second start for the Mets since returning from the disabled list on Wednesday. The righthander, who was placed on the 15-day DL on July 28 with a strained right rotator cuff, pitched five solid innings against the Nationals in his last outing.

Showing no lingering effects from the injury, Maine allowed just one hit, walked four and struck out six in a 12-0 win.

The Pirates, who have not been swept at home since the second week of the season, send Paul Maholm (8-7, 3.69) to the mound.

The lefthander is 6-1 at home and has not suffered a loss at PNC Park since May 20, spanning seven starts. Maholm threw eight strong innings in his last start, allowing two runs and seven hits en route to a 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh's offense has been sputtering of late, scoring just 12 runs over its last six games (1-5).

New York is attempting to even its road record at 33-33.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY METS 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 x 5 9 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYM - JOHN MAINE, BRIAN STOKES (6TH), SCOTT SCHOENEWEIS (7TH), PEDRO
    FELICIANO (8TH), DUANER SANCHEZ (8TH), JOE SMITH (8TH) AND
    RAMON CASTRO
    PIT - PAUL MAHOLM, TYL

    Aug 18 3:25 PM


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    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JACK WILSON SCORED JASON MICHAELS AND ANDY
    LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J WILSON ON SECOND, S PEARCE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2
    PITTSBURGH 5 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: C GOMEZ (.296, 1-FOR-1)

    Mets 2, Pirates 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 18 3:07 PM
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    Mets 2, Pirates 5  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 18 3:07 PM


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    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY STEVEN PEARCE SCORED ADAM LAROCHE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S PEARCE ON FIRST, A LAROCHE ON SECOND, J
    MICHAELS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2
    PITTSBURGH 3 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: JA WILSON (.285, 1-FOR-3)

    Mets 2, Pirates 3  Bot 8, 0 OutsAug 18 3:06 PM
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    Mets 2, Pirates 2  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 18 2:23 PM


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    AT PITTSBURGH - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY ADAM LAROCHE (16) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF BRIAN STOKES SCORED RYAN DOUMIT.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY METS 2, PITTSBURGH 2
    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: J MICHAELS (.239, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Mets 2, Pirates 2  Bot 6, 0 OutsAug 18 2:17 PM
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    NY METS 1 1 2 0
    PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: NYM - JOHN MAINE
    PIT - PAUL MAHOLM

    DUE UP FOR PITTSBURGH: N MCLOUTH (.277, 22 HR, 75 RBI)
    F SANCHEZ (.253, 8 HR, 46 RBI)
    R DOUMIT (.324, 12 HR, 45 RBI)

    Mets 1, Pirates 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 18 12:42 PM
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