The New York Mets’ Tom Glavine delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Pirates on Wednesday at Shea Stadium in New York. Glavine pitched six innings to earn career win No. 299 in the Mets’ 6-3 win.AP photo
NEW YORK — Tom Glavine had no problem protecting a big lead this time.
Glavine pitched six innings to earn career win No. 299 and Paul Lo Duca drove in four runs to lead the New York Mets past the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Wednesday night.
Marlon Anderson also had a sacrifice fly for New York, which has won five of six. Anderson was inserted into the lineup when All-Star center fielder Carlos Beltran strained an abdominal muscle during batting practice.
Glavine (9-6) allowed three runs and eight hits, bouncing back from a difficult outing at Los Angeles. The left-hander failed to make it out of the third inning in his previous start against the Dodgers after the Mets staked him to a 6-0 lead.
Glavine is expected to go for career win No. 300 on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.
Aaron Heilman pitched two scoreless innings and Billy Wagner got three outs on his 36th birthday for his 23rd save. It also was career save No. 347, tying him with Randy Myers for seventh on the career list.