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March 30, 2013; Sarasota, FL, USA; New York Mets hat and glasses lay with a tub of bubble gum in the dugout against the Baltimore Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Amazin' Look Back - 9/19/1973: Mets Top Pirates

Today at Shea Stadium, the Mets knocked off the Pirates 7-3 to pull within 1.5 games of first place in the N.L. East.

The Pirates took an immediate 1-0 lead when Rennie Stennett led off the game with a home run.

The Mets took the lead back in the second.  John Milner led off the inning with a single, and John Milner followed by drilling a home run that gave the Mets a 2-1 advantage.

After the Pirates tied things up in the third, the Mets went right back ahead 3-2 when Felix Millan stroked an RBI single to center field.

The Mets added on in the fifth, going up 4-2 on a George Stone RBI ground out.  The Pirates answered with a run of their own in the sixth to cut the lead to 4-3, but the Mets plated 3 runs in the eighth to go up 7-4 and put the game away.

Here’s the box score and starting lineups from the game:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pirates 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 0
Mets 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 3 0 7 10 0

New York Mets

Pittsburgh Pirates

1. Wayne Garrett, 3B 1. Rennie Stennett, 2B
2. Felix Millan, 2B 2. Dave Cash, 3B
3. Rusty Staub, RF 3. Al Oliver, CF
4. John Milner, 1B 4. Willie Stargell, LF
5. Cleon Jones, LF 5. Richie Zisk, RF
6. Dave Schneck, CF 6. Manny Sanguillen, C
7. Jerry Grote, C 7. Bob Robertson, 1B
8. Bud Harrelson, SS 8. Dal Maxvill, SS
9. George Stone, P 9. Nelson Briles, P

Next Up:

The Mets play the second game of their three game set against the Pirates tomorrow at Shea.


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