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NEW YORK -- The umpires got this one right. Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer -- a call that was correctly overturned by baseballs beleaguered umps -- and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night. With runners at the corners in the fifth inning, Jones hit a drive to right off Shaun Marcum (0-3) that just cleared a leaping Marlon Byrd. The ball caromed back onto the field off the bottom of a black retaining wall just above the fence and was initially ruled in play. Jones ended up on third and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle came out for a quick chat with crew chief Joe West, who cracked a smile as the discussion began. The umpires went inside to look at the replay and, after a 1 1/2-minute delay, came back on the field and signalled home run. "It was barely over the top of the fence and careened back," West said. "So everything worked like its supposed to." Its been a rough week for umpires, who botched a home run review Wednesday in Cleveland and goofed on a pitching-change rule the next night in Houston. Major League Baseball executive vice-president Joe Torre said Angel Hernandezs crew made an "improper call" in Cleveland, and MLB suspended umpire Fieldin Culbreth for two games Friday because he was in charge in Houston. Culbreth and the rest of his crew -- Brian ONora, Bill Welke and Adrian Johnson -- were also fined an undisclosed amount. Hurdle wouldnt reveal what it was that made West grin: "Thats between me and the Cowboy," he said with a smile of his own. West explained that he simply inquired if the manager was "asking nicely" for a review. "And he says, Yes. And I said, Sure." "I had Clint when he first started as a player," West said. "It was very professional, the way it should be." Jones doubled twice and leadoff man Starling Marte also had three hits for the Pirates, who improved to 4-13 at Citi Field. Pittsburgh had lost four of five overall, including the opener of this four-game series Thursday. Handed an early lead, Rodriguez (3-2) allowed six hits over six innings to win for the first time in four starts. He gave up Anthony Reckers first homer for the Mets but worked around a leadoff double in the fourth and held New York to 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. "He was able to get through innings and leave runners on base," Hurdle said. "He gave us what we needed." Mets captain David Wright went down after fouling a pitch off the inside of his left knee in the first inning, but stayed in the game until he was lifted in the ninth. "It was pretty sore, but he said he thought he could play," manager Terry Collins said. Rodriguez improved to 4-0 in his last five starts against New York and 6-2 overall. Vin Mazzaro tossed two scoreless innings and Jason Grilli retired Ruben Tejada with two on, making him perfect in 14 save chances this season. "We needed to win the game," Hurdle said, explaining why he went to Grilli. Pirates reliever Jose Contreras gave up a solo homer to Jordany Valdespin and an RBI single to Andrew Brown in the ninth. Marcum looked uncomfortable on the mound and worked deliberately all night. He has failed to get through the fifth inning in any of his three starts for the Mets since beginning the season on the disabled list. "I feel good. The thing is, Im just not making pitches," Marcum said. "When you dont throw 95 (mph) and the balls up in the zone, theyre going to get hit. The main thing is Ive got to get back to locating and getting the ball down in the zone." The right-hander had three 1-2-3 innings but still gave up six runs and nine hits. He also hit two batters with pitches. Jones opened a three-run second with a double to left-centre, the first of four straight hits off Marcum. Pedro Alvarez had an RBI single and Rodriguez drove in a run with a bases-loaded smash up the middle that knocked Marcums glove off his left hand. The play turned into a 1-4-6 forceout after the ball deflected to second baseman Justin Turner. Marcum was checked twice by a trainer but remained in the game. "Im very, very worried about his hand. I thought for sure he broke his thumb the way the ball came off it," Collins said. "But the X-rays were negative, so well just get him on the side and, hopefully, he continues to get a little bit better." Marcum said his hand was "still a little sore, but it should be good to go." Pittsburgh made it 3-0 when Tejada struggled to get the ball out of his glove and double-clutched a throw on Martes run-scoring single to shortstop. The Pirates, who batted around in the inning, could easily have scored more if Jose Tabata hadnt been cut down at third for the first out on Alvarezs single to right. The homer by Jones extended Pittsburghs lead to 6-0. Even he wasnt sure if his drive cleared the wall. "It looked like it hit the top of the fence a little bit and kind of ricocheted off the fence. I couldnt really tell so I just kept running," Jones said. "It always feels good when theyre able to come on the field and twirl a finger." The clutch hitting was a welcome change for the Pirates, who went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position Thursday night. They entered 4 for 45 (.089) in those situations over the previous six games. Pittsburgh has homered in 11 of its last 12 games. NOTES: It was the fourth home run review of the season for the Pirates. ... Pittsburgh C Russell Martin sat out and said his neck stiffened up again after he returned action Thursday. He hopes to be back in the lineup Sunday. ... LHP Francisco Liriano is set to come off the disabled list and make his Pirates debut Saturday against Mets LHP Jonathon Niese (2-3, 4.66 ERA). Liriano has been sidelined all season while recovering from a broken right arm. Nieses back was feeling much better than a week ago, Collins said. Nmd Schuhe Online . John Lucas, signed as a mentor for rookie Trey Burke, showed he can score if required, scoring 12 points of his 16 points in the second quarter as Utah built an 18-point lead. Adidas Eqt Schweiz . Blackwood, 28, has played the last three seasons in the San Diego Padres system, including the past two summers with Class AA San Antonio of the Texas League. . Louis Blues absence from top spot in the TSN. Nmd Schweiz Outlet . Ibaka equaled a career high with 20 rebounds, adding four blocked shots and 15 points as the Thunder smothered the Milwaukee Bucks offence in a 92-79 victory Saturday night. Adidas Eqt Damen Sale . - Goaltender Philippe Desrosiers of the Rimouski Oceanic has broken a shutout record that was only three months old in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. LEXINGTON, Ky. - The start of Southeastern Conference play couldnt be contained in just 90 minutes for the University of Florida soccer team. It was the third overtime for the Gators this season and Thursdays final result was a 2-1 double overtime win in front of 1,269 at the Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex.Of the last nine meetings between these two teams, four have gone to overtime, as the Gators are 3-0-1 in that span. It was Floridas fifth overtime match to open league play in the programs 22-year history and first since taking a 2-1 OT win versus Kentucky in 2009.How the Match Unfolded:All the scoring in regulation came in the final eight minutes, with each starting off a corner kick. Gators struck first at 83:56 when a corner kick from Mayra Pelayo found Gabby Seiler at the top of the box. Seilers shot deflected off senior All-American Savannah Jordans shoulder and scored in the upper left corner.But the Wildcats knotted up the score at 88:26. The ball off a corner kick pinged around the box, then popped free on the left side. Zoe Swift pounced on the loose ball and placed it in from five yards.The match moved to overtime - the third for UF this season and Kentuckys second. The golden goal included two that played a role in UFs first goal, as Seiler sent the ball to Jordan who was in the middle of the box, back to goal.dddddddddddd Jordans diagonal pass slid between two defenders to find Meggie Dougherty Howard near the top of the box. Dougherty Howards right-footed angled shot from 14 yards scored in the far corner at 102:44.Worth NotingDougherty Howards goal at 102:44 is the 15th latest goal to win in Floridas history. It was her third goal of the season, which equals her collegiate season high set in 2015.Jordans goal moved her into sole possession of second on the Florida and SEC Career Goals chart at 72. She is one of 31 players in NCAA Division I history to score 72 or more goals and among the 10 who have done that since 2000.This is the eighth time in Floridas 22-year history it has opened league play against Kentucky and is 7-1 in those matches.The Gators recorded a season-high 31 shots Thursday. UK goalkeeper Evangeline Soucie recorded a career-high 11 saves.Florida is 2-1 in overtime matches this season (1-0 OT loss at No. 3 Stanford and 4-3 OT win at No. 15 UCLA). ' ' '

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