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(Friday, June 27)
Final Score: Pittsburgh 3, New York 2 (11 innings)
Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Harrison's walk-off double in the 11th inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Mets, 3-2, on Friday in the second game of a four-game series.
Clint Barmes drew a one-out walk off Vic Black (1-2) in the ninth and Harrison smacked a two-out, first-pitch fastball to the right-center field wall which allowed Barmes to come around from first to score without a throw.
"This is what I do when I play every day," said Harrison.
Jared Hughes (4-2) allowed just one hit in the two extra frames to earn the win.
Jordy Mercer drove in two runs for the Pirates, who have won six of their last seven contests.
Lucas Duda collected two RBI and Travis d'Arnaud had three hits for the Mets, losers of three straight.
The Pirates had a golden opportunity to end the came in the 10th inning but failed to do so. The frame started with runners on second and third. After a strikeout, Andrew McCutchen was intentionally walked to loaded the bases, and Mets closer Jenrry Mejia escaped with a strikeout and a flyout.
"Mejia did a great job there that inning," said Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. "Any loss is going to be tough."
Each team scored two runs in the fourth.
Ruben Tejada singled and Murphy doubled to right to put runners in scoring position to begin the frame. Duda followed with a two-run single off the glove of first baseman Ike Davis to put the Mets up 2-0.
The Pirates tied it on a Mercer two-out base hit up the middle with the bases loaded to score McCutchen and Davis.
Bobby Abreu had a chance to break the tie in the ninth with runners on first and third but grounded out to end the inning.
Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings ... Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton tossed seven innings, yielding two runs on six hits ... The Mets' David Wright was a late scratch and will travel back to New York to undergo an MRI on his left shoulder ... The Pirates acquired reliever Ernesto Frieri from the Angels on Friday, in exchange for reliever Jason Grilli ... Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson snapped a 34-game streak of reaching base safely.
06/28 00:34:51 ET