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MLB: St. Louis 4, New York Mets 2

May 16, 2013 at 12:27 AM

ST. LOUIS, May 16 (UPI) -- Daniel Descalso raced home with the go-ahead run on a wild pitch in the seventh inning Wednesday, helping lift St. Louis over the New York Mets 4-2.

The Cardinals have won three in a row, all of them in this four-game series that finishes up Thursday.

New York overcame a 2-0 deficit on Rick Ankiel's two-run homer in the seventh, but the Cardinals quickly regained the lead in the bottom half of the inning.

Descalso reached on a two-out walk and moved to third on a single by Pete Kozma. With pinch-hitter Ty Wigginton at the plate, reliever Scott Rice uncorked a wild pitch on a 1-0 offering that brought home the tiebreaking run.

Yadier Molina added an RBI single in the eighth to finish the scoring.

Seth Maness (3-0), the third of five St. Louis pitchers, was credited with the win despite giving up Ankiel's homer. Maness worked just two-thirds of an inning.

Edward Muijca turned in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 11th save.

New York starter Shaun Marcum (0-4) put Descalso on base in the seventh and took the loss in a stint that lasted 6 2/3 innings.

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