Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/12
NEW YORK -- David Wright tied the New York Mets' all-time hits record in style, driving in half of their runs Tuesday, but it wasn't enough. Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates used a pair of big innings early and some late tack-on runs to pick up a 10-6 win at Citi Field. Wright had three RBI while hitting a homer and a 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. "Obviously, you like to do these type of things in wins," said Wright, who grew up a Mets fan. "But I'm proud of the fact I was able to tie it and hopefully break it tomorrow. But ... it's bittersweet." Wright tied the record on a sinking liner that bounced just in front of right fielder Garr...
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