Pirates Sweep Mets with 8-1 Win | NBC New York

Pirates Sweep Mets with 8-1 Win

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    Pirates outfielder Starling Marte slides safely past Mets third baseman Juan Uribe during the third inning.

    Aramis Ramirez had four hits and three RBI, Pedro Alvarez homered and Pittsburgh roughed up the sloppy Mets after a rain delay Sunday for an 8-1 victory that sealed the Pirates' first season series sweep of New York.

    Alvarez, Ramirez and Gregory Polanco each had run-scoring hits in a four-run seventh, putting this game out of reach after the teams played extra innings the previous two nights.

    Pittsburgh also scored on a passed ball by Travis d'Arnaud in their sixth straight win over a potential postseason foe. The Pirates swept the Mets in a three-game set at home in May.

    Alvarez and d'Arnaud each homered in the second inning off starters Matt Harvey and Jeff Locke, who matched each other in a gritty duel until a sudden sun shower turned to a heavy storm in the bottom of the sixth.

    Bobby Parnell (1-3), who got the defeat in the opener of the series Friday, was booed as he yielded four runs.

    Arquimedes Caminero (4-1) was the winner. 


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