ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects to hear by Friday on the long-shot appeal that could give R.A. Dickey a belated no-hitter.

Dickey allowed only an infield single Wednesday night in a 9-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. The team is asking the commissioner's office to overturn the official scorer's decision on B.J. Upton's hit.

The speedy Upton hit a high bouncer in the first inning that third baseman David Wright was unable to field with his bare hand. The play was ruled a hit, but the Mets wonder if it should have been called an error on Wright.

WATCH:Video of Upton's disputed base hit

Collins says it's unlikely the team will win the appeal, but worth a shot.

Johan Santana had the first no-hitter in the Mets' 51-year history on June 1. Dickey was just as dominant Wednesday in his second career one-hitter.

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