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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 6-5, wrapping up a four-game series Thursday at Citi Field. With the win, R.A. Dickey became the first Mets pitcher since 1990 to win 20 games in a season.

R.A. Dickey celebrates his 20th victory of the
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R.A. Dickey celebrates his 20th victory of the season after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

R.A. Dickey hugs manager Terry Collins after earning
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R.A. Dickey hugs manager Terry Collins after earning his 20th win of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 27, 2012)

R.A. Dickey celebrates the final out of the
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R.A. Dickey celebrates the final out of the seventh inning during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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The scoreboard displays a congratulatory message after R.A.
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The scoreboard displays a congratulatory message after R.A. Dickey earned his 20th win of the season as the Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

David Wright of the New York Mets follows
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David Wright of the New York Mets follows through on a fifth-inning three-run homer against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches
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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets reacts
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R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets reacts after surrendering a second-inning run against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Fans pay tribute to New York Mets pitcher
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Fans pay tribute to New York Mets pitcher R.A Dickey, who is going for his 20th victory of the season at Citi Field against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider climbs the
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Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider climbs the fence to rob New York Mets' Mike Baxter of a home run during the second inning at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

David Wright hits a three-run home run in
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David Wright hits a three-run home run in the fifth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 lead over the Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates
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Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates with his teammates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Kevin Correia of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against
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Kevin Correia of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen ducks a high pitch
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Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen ducks a high pitch from New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey during the second inning at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

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Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates
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Ike Davis of the New York Mets celebrates with third base coach Tim Teufel after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith
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Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith Hernandez had his mustache shaved off by Elliott Chester in front at Citi Field for charity. Schick Hydro and Hernandez donated $10,000 to The Jacquelyn Hernandez Adult Day Health Center for patients with Alzheimer's disease. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith
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Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith Hernandez had his mustache shaved off by Elliott Chester in front at Citi Field for charity. Schick Hydro and Hernandez donated $10,000 to The Jacquelyn Hernandez Adult Day Health Center for patients with Alzheimer's disease. (Sept. 27, 2012)

Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith
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Former Mets first baseman and current broadcaster Keith Hernandez had his mustache shaved off by Elliott Chester in front at Citi Field for charity. Schick Hydro and Hernandez donated $10,000 to The Jacquelyn Hernandez Adult Day Health Center for patients with Alzheimer's disease. (Sept. 27, 2012)

The scoreboard is seen after David Wright hit
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The scoreboard is seen after David Wright hit his fourth-inning infield single to become the Mets all-time hits leader with 1,419 hits during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

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Ruben Tejada celebrates his fourth-inning run with teammate
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Ruben Tejada celebrates his fourth-inning run with teammate David Wright during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 26, 2012)

DAVID WRIGHT, third baseman Will be interesting to
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DAVID WRIGHT, third baseman
Will be interesting to watch how the Mets' new captain handles the weighty expectations that come with a weighty paycheck from his eight-year, $138-million extension. |

David Wright looks on from the dugout in
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David Wright looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright and Josh Thole have a laugh
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David Wright and Josh Thole have a laugh from the dugout in the fourth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright follows through on his fourth-inning infield
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David Wright follows through on his fourth-inning infield single to become the Mets all-time hits leader with 1,419 during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

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David Wright smiles after his fourth-inning infield single
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David Wright smiles after his fourth-inning infield single during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright celebrates after scoring in the fourth
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David Wright celebrates after scoring in the fourth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright waves to the crowd after his
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David Wright waves to the crowd after his fourth-inning infield single against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. The hit was Wright's 1,419th, making him the Mets all-time hits leader.(Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright connects on his fourth-inning infield single
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David Wright connects on his fourth-inning infield single to become the Mets all-time hits leader with 1,419 during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

David Wright celebrates after scoring in the fourth
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David Wright celebrates after scoring in the fourth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 26, 2012)

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David Wright reacts after lining out to third
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David Wright reacts after lining out to third base in the third inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Pittsburgh PIrates infielder Pedro Alvarez throws to first
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Pittsburgh PIrates infielder Pedro Alvarez throws to first for an out during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Collin McHugh delivers a pitch during a game
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Collin McHugh delivers a pitch during a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

David Wright lines out to third base in
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David Wright lines out to third base in the third inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley is caught stealing
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The Pittsburgh Pirates' Alex Presley is caught stealing against Justin Turner to end the fourth inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

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David Wright watches his solo home run fly
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David Wright watches his solo home run fly out of the park in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Collin McHugh reacts after giving up a three-run
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Collin McHugh reacts after giving up a three-run homer to the Pittsburgh PIrates' Pedro Alvarez in the first inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Justin Turner is congratulated by teammates David Wright
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Justin Turner is congratulated by teammates David Wright and Ruben Tejada after Turner hit a two-run homer in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 25, 2012)

The PIttsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez is congratulated by
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The PIttsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez is congratulated by teammates Andrew McCutchen and Gaby Sanchez after Alvarez hit a three-run homer in the first inning of a game against the Mets. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Andres Torres drops a hit by Pittsburgh Pirates
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Andres Torres drops a hit by Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the first inning of a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

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Justin Turner runs the bases after hitting a
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Justin Turner runs the bases after hitting a first-inning, two-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez during a game at Citi Field. (Sept. 25, 2012)

Kyle McPherson looks on after surrendering a two-run
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Kyle McPherson looks on after surrendering a two-run home run to Ike Davis during the fourth inning. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Ike Davis celebrates with David Wright after hitting
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Ike Davis celebrates with David Wright after hitting a two-run home run. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Josh Harrison is tagged out to end the
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Josh Harrison is tagged out to end the third inning by David Wright. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Ike Davis follows through on two-run home run
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Ike Davis follows through on two-run home run during the fourth inning. (Sept. 24, 2012)

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Ike Davis connects on a two-run home run
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Ike Davis connects on a two-run home run during the fourth inning. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Jenrry Mejia pitches in a game against the
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Jenrry Mejia pitches in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Alex Presley makes a catch in a game
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Alex Presley makes a catch in a game against the Mets. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Kyle McPherson pitches in a game against the
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Kyle McPherson pitches in a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (Sept. 24, 2012)

Jenrry Mejia pitches in a game against the
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Jenrry Mejia pitches in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Sept. 24, 2012)

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