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How the virtue of sacrifice paid off

Updated: June 24, 2005, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The New York Mets set a National League record Friday night by hitting three sacrifice flies in the second inning against the Yankees.

Marlon Anderson singled off the glove of a leaping Tino Martinez at first base leading off. David Wright was walked by Mike Mussina, and Doug Mientkiewicz loaded the bases with a bunt single down the third-base line.

Ramon Castro's sacrifice fly to right tied it 1-all and Wright advanced to third. Jose Reyes then hit a flyball ...

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