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Wright claws his way back to Mets

Veteran third baseman ends two-month absence with pair of doubles in victory

Updated: July 23, 2011, 2:48 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

MIAMI -- David Wright's lower back felt fine. The uneasy feeling was trying to fit in with his teammates by doing some variation of the hand gesture known as "the claw," which the New York Mets adopted after Wright landed on the disabled list following the discovery of a stress fracture more than two months ago.

"I tried to not do it, and I got peer pressured," said Wright, who drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the Mets beat the Florida Marlins 7-6 on Friday. "These ...

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