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Mets Ride DeGrom, Bassitt to Doubleheader Sweep of Pirates

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers during the first inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers during the first inning of the second baseball game of the team's doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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Pittsburgh (AP) -- The division lead they've enjoyed for most of the season gone, the New York Mets returned to a reliable mix of timely power and terrific pitching to move back in front in the NL East.

Chris Bassitt threw seven strong innings in Game 1 and Jacob deGrom was even better in Game 2 as the Mets swept a doubleheader from the reeling Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.