Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/12
NEW YORK -- David Wright tied the New York Mets' all-time hit record in style, driving in half of their runs Tuesday, but it wasn't enough as the Pittsburgh Pirates outslugged them. Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four runs as the Pirates used a pair of big innings early to pick up a 10-6 win at Citi Field. Wright had three RBIs while hitting a homer and two-run single to tie Ed Kranepool's franchise record of 1,418 hits. Wright did it in half the time of the former Mets' first baseman, who played for the team for 18 years, including their inaugural 1962 season. The current Mets third baseman is in his ninth season and has been considered the face of the franchise for most of them. He tied the record on a sinking liner that bounced just in front of right fielder Garrett Jones to score two runs with two outs in the seventh. That brought the Mets within 8-6 to cap a three-run inning. The Mets put the milestone on the board as the sparse crowd cheered, but reliever Jared...
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