Jul 13, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) hits an RBI single against the New York Mets during the seventh inning at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

McCutchen advances Pirates past Mets


On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates hosted the New York Mets in game two of the three game series. Starting pitcher AJ Burnett would go 5 2/3 innings, giving up two runs off seven hits as the Bucs held off the Mets for the 4-2 victory.

The scoring started in the fourth, when Kirk Neuiwenheus hit a double to deep center field, scoring Marlon Byrd to give the Metd the early 1-0 advantage.

In the top of the fifth, Byrd hit an infield single to Clint Barmes, scoring Daniel Murphy giving New York the 2-0 advantage.

In the bottom of the fifth, Jordy Mercer singled, scoring Garrett Jones cutting the Mets lead to 2-1.

In the bottom of the sixth, Andrew McCutchen homered to center, tying the game at 2-all.

In the bottom of the seventh, McCutchen single to center scoring Travis Snider, giving the Bucs the 3-2 advantage. Later in the inning, Russell Martin reached base on balls scoring Tabata, giving Pittsburgh the final 4-2 victory.

Notes: With a win on Sunday, the Pirates would match the 1971 team with most wins by the All Star break. Also, a win on Sunday gives the Pirates their win total from three years ago when they finished the season 57-105

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