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Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets runs after his fourth inning two run single against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Pirates 9, Mets 3

The Mets collapsed in the seventh and eight innings, blowing a two-run lead by surrendering nine runs in a loss.

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets flips the ball to second base for an out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets looks on in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is called safe by third base umpire Doug Eddings after Willie Harris #22 of the New York Mets was late with the force at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

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Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets argues a call with third base umpire Doug Eddings during the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets grounds out to end the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets is forced out in the sixth inning as Neil Walker #18 of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws to first base to complete a double play at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets grounds out to end the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets looks on from the dugout in the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

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Daniel Murphy #28 and Carlos Beltran #15 of
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Daniel Murphy #28 and Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets celebrate after scoring in the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a base hit from teammate Ruben Tejada (not pictured) at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates is safe with a first inning base hit ahead of the force from Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Ruben Tejada #11 of the New York Mets runs after his fourth inning two run single against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Chris Capuano #38 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

David Wright (5) of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

David Wright (5) of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

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Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Manager Terry Collins of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

David Wright (5) of the New York Mets
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

David Wright (5) of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011)

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