New York Mets defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-1

Sandy Alomar Sr. managed just fine with Jerry Manuel serving a suspension.

Of course, the Mets suddenly are cruising on autopilot anyway.

Jose Reyes capped a five-run fourth inning Saturday with a two-run single, and John Maine continued to put his early struggles behind him as the Mets won their sixth straight, 10-1, over the Pirates at Citi Field.

The Mets (16-13) racked up a season-high 17 hits and moved three games over .500 for the first time this season. They a...

Catcher Ramon Castro left Saturday's 10-1 win over the Pirates after six innings with tightness in his right quadriceps muscle. Omir Santos replaced Castro and doubled in the eighth. The Mets labeled Castro day-to-day.

Castro described the trouble as cramps. He suggested it would be wise for Santos to start today's series finale against Pittsburgh, but he insisted he would be available to enter the game "if they needed me." It affected him running, not squatting to catc...