Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Pedro Alvarez provided the go-ahead run and
Pittsburgh's pitching stifled a sputtering Mets offense to take a 3-2 victory
on Sunday and capture their third win of a four-game set from Citi Field.
Alvarez's second hit of the day plated Pittsburgh's third run and Jason Grilli
tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to lock down his National League leading 15th save
of the season.
Clint Barmes stroked a solo homer and the Pirates' pitching limited New York
to just four hits on the day. Starter Jeanmar Gomez tossed five strong innings
of one run ball and retired the last 11 batters he faced.
Justin Wilson (3-0) picked up the win by striking out four in 1 1/3 innings of
Matt Harvey pitched seven innings but didn't have his usual overpowering
stuff, striking out a season-low four batters. He allowed two runs on five
The only support for Harvey came on a solo homer from Lucas Duda and an RBI
single from Mike Baxter, as the Mets went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring
position and were outscored 23-10 over the four-game set.
Scott Rice (1-2) walked Andrew McCutchen, who scored the go-ahead run in the
eighth, and was charged with the loss.
With 12 more strikeouts on Sunday, the Mets fanned 28 times over the last two
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