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Mets' Jordany Valdespin slides head first into home plate to score on an RBI double by Daniel Murphy during the third inning. (May 16, 2013)

Mets vs. Cardinals

The Mets snapped a six-game losing streak with a 5-2 win against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday at Busch Stadium

Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws during the
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Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese throws during the first inning. (May 16, 2013)

Mets' Jordany Valdespin slides head first into home
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Mets' Jordany Valdespin slides head first into home plate to score on an RBI double by Daniel Murphy during the third inning. (May 16, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright throws during the first inning. (May 16, 2013)

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Mets' Jordany Valdespin slides head first into home
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Mets' Jordany Valdespin slides head first into home plate to score on a double by Daniel Murphy during the third inning. (May 16, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by Mike
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Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by Mike Baxter, left, bench coach Bob Geren and manager Terry Collins, second from right, after scoring during the third inning. (May 16, 2013)

A ball hit by Mets' David Wright bounces
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A ball hit by Mets' David Wright bounces past St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran for a single during the third inning. (May 16, 2013)

Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by teammate
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Mets' Daniel Murphy, right, is congratulated by teammate Lucas Duda after scoring during the sixth inning. (May 16, 2013)

Mets' David Wright is safe at third after
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Mets' David Wright is safe at third after driving in teammate Daniel Murphy with an RBI double during the sixth inning. (May 16, 2013)

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Mets catcher John Buck, left, cannot handle a
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Mets catcher John Buck, left, cannot handle a wild pitch by relief pitcher Scott Rice while St. Louis Cardinals' Ty Wigginton bats during the seventh inning. (May 15, 2013)

Mets' Rick Ankiel, right, is congratulated by John
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Mets' Rick Ankiel, right, is congratulated by John Buck after hitting a two-run home run during the seventh inning. (May 15, 2013)

Mets catcher John Buck, right, tosses the ball
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Mets catcher John Buck, right, tosses the ball back to starting pitcher Shaun Marcum during the third inning. (May 15, 2013)

Mets' John Buck is hit by a pitch
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Mets' John Buck is hit by a pitch during the fourth inning. (May 15, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals' Tony Cruz swings on an
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St. Louis Cardinals' Tony Cruz swings on an RBI single during the fourth inning against the Mets. (May 15, 2013)

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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, left, scores as
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St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday, left, scores as Mets catcher John Buck looks for the throw during the fourth inning. (May 15, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller delivers
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (May 15, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso cannot
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso cannot reach a ball hit by David Wright for a single during the first inning of a game in St. Louis. (May 15, 2013)

Terry Collins watches batting practice before the start
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Terry Collins watches batting practice before the start of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 15, 2013)

Shaun Marcum winds up during the first inning
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Shaun Marcum winds up during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 15, 2013)

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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso cannot
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St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso cannot reach a ball hit by David Wright for a single during the first inning of a game in St. Louis. (May 15, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller delivers
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (May 15, 2013)

John Buck, left, talks with Dillon Gee after
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John Buck, left, talks with Dillon Gee after Gee gave up an RBI single to the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the third inning. (May 14, 2013)

Daniel Murphy cannot reach a ball hit for
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Daniel Murphy cannot reach a ball hit for an RBI single by the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter during the third inning. (May 14, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese fields
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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese fields a one-hopper during a game against the Mets at Busch Stadium. (May 14, 2013)

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Gast delivers a
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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher John Gast delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets. (May 14, 2013)

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday hits an
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St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday hits an RBI-double off of Dillon Gee in the first inning of a game at Busch Stadium. (May 14, 2013)

Justin Turner looks to second but cannot complete
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Justin Turner looks to second but cannot complete the force out after grabbing a slow roller hit for a single by St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran during the third inning. (May 14, 2013)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig follows through
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig follows through on a two-run single during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (May 14, 2013)

Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during the first
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 14, 2013)

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast makes
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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher John Gast makes his major-league debut during a game against the Mets. (May 14, 2013)

Juan Lagares cannot reach a ball hit for
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Juan Lagares cannot reach a ball hit for a two-run single by the St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig during the first inning of a game in St. Louis. (May 14, 2013)

Jeremy Hefner delivers a pitch during a game
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Jeremy Hefner delivers a pitch during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (May 13, 2013)

Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals
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Lance Lynn #31 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Busch Stadium. (May 13, 2013)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter watches his
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter watches his RBI single in the second inning of a game against the Mets. (May 13, 2013)

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Daniel Murphy leads off second base during a
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Daniel Murphy leads off second base during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (May 13, 2013)

Daniel Murphy watches his two-run double in the
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Daniel Murphy watches his two-run double in the second inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 13, 2013)

Rick Ankiel runs home on a double by
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Rick Ankiel runs home on a double by Daniel Murphy in the second inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 13, 2013)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter (13) is
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Carpenter (13) is congratulated by Yadier Molina (4) after scoring on a double by teammate Allen Craig in a game against the Mets. (May 13, 2013)

The St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig watches his
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The St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig watches his RBI double during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (May 13, 2013)

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Jeremy Hefner delivers a pitch during the first
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Jeremy Hefner delivers a pitch during the first inning of a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (May 13, 2013)

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