Mets beat Pirates 7-1 on Clemente Day to extend slim lead

New York Mets’ Daniel Vogelbach reacts after hitting an RBI single during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

NEW YORK — On a Roberto Clemente Day particularly meaningful to both of them, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco propelled the New York Mets past the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1 on Thursday night to extend their slim lead in the NL East.