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Beltran Wrecks Wainwright; Mets Beat Cards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Carlos Beltran gained a small measure of revenge against Adam Wainwright as the New York Mets suddenly broke loose Tuesday night, roughing up the St. Louis ace in an 8-2 romp over the Cardinals.

Shut out four times during a 2-9 road trip, the Mets came home and ended Wainwright's career-best scoreless streak at 26 innings. Wainwright (14-6) was tagged for a season-worst six runs.

Jeff Francoeur hit a three-run homer and Jose Reyes added a two-run shot. Minus suspended manager Jerry Manuel, Jonathon Niese (7-4) and the Mets handed the NL Central leaders their fourth loss in five games.

The last time Beltran faced Wainwright was the 2006 NL championship series, and the result was one of the most infamous at-bats in Mets history.

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