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Justin Turner, right, is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring on an RBI single by Josh Thole during the second inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets defeated the Cardinals 6-2 to wrap up a three-game set in St. Louis. R.A. Dickey picked up his 18th win of the year.

Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey won his 18th
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Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey won his 18th game of the season, beating the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 5, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 5, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left,
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left, talks with catcher Tony Cruz during the third inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Justin Turner, right, is congratulated by teammates in
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Justin Turner, right, is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring on an RBI single by Josh Thole during the second inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 5, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright rounds the
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 5, 2012)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, left, is
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter, left, is out at second as Ruben Tejada turns a double play during the fourth inning of a game in St. Louis. (Sept. 5, 2012)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Shane Robinson tosses his
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Shane Robinson tosses his bat after hitting into a double play during the fouth inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Ike Davis, right, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher
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Ike Davis, right, and St. Louis Cardinals catcher Tony Cruz watch Davis' three-run home run during the fifth inning of a game in St. Louis. (Sept. 5, 2012)

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Josh Thole hits an RBI single against the
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Josh Thole hits an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

Daniel Murphy leaps and throws out St. Louis
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Daniel Murphy leaps and throws out St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran at Busch Stadium. (Sept. 5, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia delivers
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jaime Garcia delivers a pitch during the third inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (Sept. 4, 2012)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay is hit
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Jon Jay is hit by a pitch during the second inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 4, 2012)

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The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits a
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits a sacrifice fly to score Skip Schumaker during the second inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 4, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, right, tosses
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, right, tosses his bat after striking out looking as Kelly Shoppach, left, jogs off the field at the end of the fourth inning of a game. (Sept. 4, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, is
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, is safe at first for a single as Daniel Murphy tries to handle the throw during the second inning of a game. (Sept. 4, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tips his
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina tips his cap as he stands on first base after his 1,000th career hit, during the second inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 4, 2012)

Ruben Tejada makes a leaping throw but cannot
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Ruben Tejada makes a leaping throw but cannot throw out St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina at first during the second inning of a game. (Sept. 4, 2012)

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David Wright dives but cannot reach a ball
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David Wright dives but cannot reach a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina for a single during the second inning of a game. (Sept. 4, 2012)

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis bobbles
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New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis bobbles a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Skip Schumaker during the second inning. Davis was charged with an error as Schumaker reached first on the play. (Sept. 3, 2012)

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, center,
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New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis, center, attempts to throw out St. Louis Cardinals' Skip Schumaker, right, as Mets pitcher Collin McHugh covers first during the second inning. Davis bobbled the ball hit by Schumaker at the start of the play and was charged with an error. (Sept. 3, 2012)

St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso, left, cannot
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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Daniel Descalso, left, cannot reach the ball as New York Mets' Mike Baxter slides into second for a stolen base during the second inning. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals
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Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals drives in Jon Jay #19 during the first inning against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals
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Joe Kelly #58 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the New York Mets batter at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2012)

Collin McHugh #36 of the New York Mets
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Collin McHugh #36 of the New York Mets pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. (Sept. 3, 2012)

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