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Pirates Vs. Mets final score: New York blanks Bucs 6-0

The New York Mets officially eliminated the Pittsburgh Pirates from playoff contention on Wednesday night, winning 6-0 at Citi Field.

The other major news to come out of this game was the story of David Wright, who became the Mets' all-time leading hits leader with an RBI infield single in the third inning.

New York was buoyed by Jeremy Hefner, who pitched terrifically in a seven-inning shutout performance in which he allowed only one walk and three hits. The Amazins' pitching was in total control throughout the evening, not surrendering a single extra-base hit.

The Pirates weren't so lucky with their youngster, Jeff Locke. The 24-year-old was batted around in a big way, giving up five runs on nine hits and a walk in just 3innings.

Pedro Alvarez was the lone bright spot for the Bucs, collecting two of the three hits for Pittsburgh to raise his average to .246.

At 76-79, the Pirates need to win six of their final seven games to finish above .500 for the first time since 1992.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.