Pirates Pound Mets 9-1, Complete 3-Game Sweep | NBC New York

Pirates Pound Mets 9-1, Complete 3-Game Sweep



    Mets starter Jonathon Niese surrendered four runs in less than five innings Sunday against the Pirates.

    Francisco Liriano kept up Pittsburgh's strikeout parade, fanning 12 as the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

    After Gerrit Cole fanned 10 in the opener and A.J. Burnett struck out 10 more Saturday, Liriano (2-4) topped them in only six innings.

    Liriano gave up one run and six hits.

    Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte homered for the Pirates.

    Jonathon Niese (3-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.

    The Mets finished 4-10 in a 14-game stretch against teams from the NL Central. 

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