Harrison lifts Pirates over Mets 3-2 in 11 innings

  • By John Perrotto
    Associated Press
June 27, 2014
New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson (3) chases after the ball hit by Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison as Clint Barmes, right foreground, rounds second heading for home to score the game-winning run in the 11th inning of the baseball game on Friday, June 27, 2014, in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 3-2 in 11 innings. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

PITTSBURGH – Josh Harrison doubled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

Jordy Mercer hit a two-run single for the Pirates (41-39), who moved two games above .500 for the first time since April 10. They have won the first two games of the four-game series.

Pinch-hitter Clint Barmes drew a one-out walk from former Pittsburgh reliever Vic Black (1-2) in the 11th. Mercer struck out before Harrison hit a drive to the 375-foot sign in right-center, scoring Barmes without a throw.

Harrison entered as a pinch-hitter in the seventh and squirmed his way out of a rundown in the 10th on a wild play that drew an argument from Mets manager Terry Collins, who thought Harrison should have been called out for running outside the baseline.



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