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Dickey Wins 20th, Mets Hold Off Pirates

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets acknowledges the crowd after being pulled in the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on September 27, 2012 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)
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R.A. Dickey continued to make his case for the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday, striking out 13 Pirates over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 20th win as the Mets topped Pittsburgh 6-5 at in the season finale at Citi Field.

David Wright’s tie-breaking three-run blast in the fifth inning – his 21st homer – put New York on top 6-3. It was a three-hit day for Wright, just one night after setting the franchise’s all-time mark.

Dickey (20-6) yielded three runs on eight hits but shed no runs after getting the lead, becoming the first Met to 20 wins since Frank Viola in 1990.

Ike Davis continued a powerful second half with clubbing 31st dinger off Bucs starter Kevin Correia (11-11).

Alex Presley took Jon Rauch over the wall in the ninth for a two run shot, making it a one run game, but Bobby Parnell got the final two outs for his fifth save.

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