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