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The screen at Citi Field displays a Mother's Day greeting before a game between the Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 12, 2013)

Mets vs. Pirates

The Mets fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, for their third straight loss Sunday at Citi Field.

The screen at Citi Field displays a Mother's
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The screen at Citi Field displays a Mother's Day greeting before a game between the Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 12, 2013)

Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the first
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez delivers a
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez delivers a pitch during a game against the Mets at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the first
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Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Lucas Duda follows through on a solo home
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Lucas Duda follows through on a solo home run to give the Mets a 1-0 lead in the second inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Lucas Duda rounds third after hitting a solo
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Lucas Duda rounds third after hitting a solo home run, his eighth of the year, in the second inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Matt Harvey allowed two runs on five hits
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Matt Harvey allowed two runs on five hits and struck out four in seven innings of work in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Matt Harvey looks up as he walks to
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Matt Harvey looks up as he walks to the dugout after the top of the sixth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

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Matt Harvey looks on from the dugout in
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Matt Harvey looks on from the dugout in the bottom of the sixth inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 12, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against the Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano throws against the Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Barmes hits an RBI single
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Clint Barmes hits an RBI single in the fifth inning again the Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets pitcher Scott Atchison delivers in the fifth
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Mets pitcher Scott Atchison delivers in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese reacts after Pittsburgh
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese reacts after Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata hits a two-run homer in the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata watches his RBI double
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata watches his RBI double to deep center in the fifth inning against the Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Pittsburgh Pirates' catcher Michael McKenry hits a two
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Pittsburgh Pirates' catcher Michael McKenry hits a two RBI single to left in the fifth inning against the Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese leaves the field
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese leaves the field after being taken out in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' catcher Michael McKenry scores against Mets'
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Pittsburgh Pirates' catcher Michael McKenry scores against Mets' catcher John Buck in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata hits a two-run home
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata hits a two-run home run against Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets' Ruben Tejada is safe at second base
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Mets' Ruben Tejada is safe at second base ahead of Pittsburgh Pirates' Jordy Mercer catch in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese reacts as Pittsburgh
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Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese reacts as Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata runs the bases after his two-run homer in the third inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets' Ike Davis reacts after popping out against
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Mets' Ike Davis reacts after popping out against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets pitcher Scott Atchison delivers in the seventh
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Mets pitcher Scott Atchison delivers in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Mike Baxter looks on from the dugout
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Mets' Mike Baxter looks on from the dugout in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Ike Davis watches his pop up that
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Mets' Ike Davis watches his pop up that was caught to end the fourth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

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Mets' David Wright doubles to left in the
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Mets' David Wright doubles to left in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Andrew Brown congratulates catcher Anthony Recker on
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Mets' Andrew Brown congratulates catcher Anthony Recker on his fifth-inning solo home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets manager Terry Collins takes the ball from
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Mets manager Terry Collins takes the ball from starting pitcher Shaun Marcum in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Justin Turner catches Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen's
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Mets' Justin Turner catches Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen's pop up to second in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets catcher Anthony Recker homers to left in
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Mets catcher Anthony Recker homers to left in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

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Mets relief pitcher Robert Carson throws in the
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Mets relief pitcher Robert Carson throws in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Justin Turner grounds out to third to
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Mets' Justin Turner grounds out to third to end the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum enters the dugout
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Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum enters the dugout after being taken out in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Garrett Jones hits a three-run home
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Garrett Jones hits a three-run home run to center in the fifth inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Juan Lagares doubles in the fifth inning
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Mets' Juan Lagares doubles in the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

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Mets' David Wright tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose
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Mets' David Wright tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jose Tabata at third base in the second inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' David Wright falls to the ground after
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Mets' David Wright falls to the ground after a swing in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers in the
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Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Ruben Tejada forces Pittsburgh Pirates' John McDonald
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Mets' Ruben Tejada forces Pittsburgh Pirates' John McDonald out at second but fails to turn the double play in the second inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum reacts in the
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Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum reacts in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez throws against
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez throws against the Mets in the second inning of a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers in the
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Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets' Ruben Tejada fields the ball in the
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Mets' Ruben Tejada fields the ball in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers against the
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Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum delivers against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game at Citi Field. (May 10, 2013)

Mike Baxter of the Mets is mobbed after
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Mike Baxter of the Mets is mobbed after his ninth-inning walk-off base hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 9, 2013)

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Mike Baxter of the Mets celebrates his ninth-inning
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Mike Baxter of the Mets celebrates his ninth-inning walk-off base hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 9, 2013)

Mike Baxter of the Mets connects on his
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Mike Baxter of the Mets connects on his ninth inning game winning base hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (May 9, 2013)

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