July 21, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; United States post office chief operating officer Megan Brennan (left) and Margaret Stargell widow of Pittsburgh Pirates former first baseman Willie Stargell unveil a commemorative stamp honoring Willie Stargell before the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Amazin' Look Back, May 12, 1973: Mets Blank Bucs, 6-0

The Mets shutout the Pirates in Pittsburgh today by the score of 6-0. Tom Seaver was brilliant, going the distance, allowing only 2 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1. The Mets opened the scoring in the top of the first when Cleon Jones hit into a double play, which allowed Wayne Garrett to score. The lead held until the 8th, when the Mets added 2 runs against Pirate starter and loser, Bob Moose. Ed Kranepool singled in Cleon Jones, and Jim Gosger singled in Rusty Staub for the runs. The Mets then broke it open in the top of the ninth against reliever Dave Giusti, when Wayne Garrett homered, and Cleon Jones doubled in Felix Millan. Another run scored on an error off of the bat of Gosger. The Mets held the lead in the bottom of the ninth for the 6-0 win, pushing their record to 16-14, while the Pirates dropped to 12-14.

Here’s a look at the starting lineups for the game:

New York Mets                       Pittsburgh Pirates
1    Wayne Garrett    3B        1.    Vic Davalillo    1B
2    Felix Millan    2B            2.    Manny Sanguillen    RF
3    Cleon Jones    LF            3.    Al Oliver    CF
4    Rusty Staub    RF            4.    Willie Stargell    LF
5    Ed Kranepool    1B          5.    Richie Hebner    3B
6    Jim Gosger    CF             6.    Milt May    C
7    Duffy Dyer    C              7.    Rennie Stennett    2B
8    Bud Harrelson    SS   8.    Gene Alley    SS
9    Tom Seaver    P               9.    Bob Moose    P


Up next, the Mets and Pirates conclude their series at Riverfront.

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