New York (68-60) at San Francisco (55-72)

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  • Game info: 4:05 pm EDT Sat Aug 27, 2005
  • TV: FOX
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David Wright’s clutch hitting and some impressive starting pitching has the streaking New York Mets in the thick of the NL wild-card race.

The Mets look to extend their winning streak to six games as they take on Jason Schmidt and the San Francisco Giants at SBC Park.

New York has won five straight and nine of 11 to climb within 1 1/2 games of Philadelphia for the NL wild-card lead. The Mets are eight games above .500 for the first time since their pennant-winning season of 2000.

Steve Trachsel made a triumphant season debut Friday, allowing two hits in eight innings in his first start since back surgery in March to lead New York to a 1-0 win over the Giants.

Wright hit his 21st home run off Giants starter Kevin Correia for New York’s only run.

The Mets third baseman has been on a tear at the plate, hitting safely in eight straight games. Wright is batting .485 (16-for-33) with four home runs and eight RBIs over that span.

New York’s pitching has also been excellent, allowing only seven earned runs during a 5-0 start on its seven-game road trip.

Tom Glavine will take the mound for the Mets on Saturday. The veteran southpaw has won three of his last four decisions and is 4-3 with a 2.40 ERA in eight starts since the All-Star break.

Glavine has 272 career wins, one short of Red Ruffing for 29th place on the all-time list.

The Giants will counter with Schmidt, who has won three straight decisions and is coming off a 4-2 victory over St. Louis on Sunday. The right-hander allowed four runs and struck out three in six scoreless innings.

Schmidt is 3-0 with a 3.65 ERA in four starts this month.

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Starting Pitchers

T. Glavine Atl vs. J. Schmidt LAD
13-13 Record 12-7
3.53 ERA 4.40
105 K 165
61 BB 85
1.36 WHIP 1.42