John Jaso singled home the tying run in the ninth inning and the winning run in the 10th, and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame Andrew McCutchen's baserunning blunder to beat the New York Mets 5-4 Saturday night.
Jordy Mercer doubled off the center-field wall against Addison Reed with one out in the ninth. Jaso pinch hit for Felipe Rivera, Reed threw a wild pitch and Jaso lined a single, Reed's second blown save in eight chances.
Tony Watson (3-1) struck out Travis d'Arnaud to strand two runners in the 10th, and the Pirates loaded the bases in the bottom half against Tyler Pill (0-1), who made his big league debut.
David Freese singled with one out, McCutchen was hit by a pitch and Francisco Cervelli walked. Gift Ngoepe flied out to Jay Bruce in shallow right, and left-hander Josh Edgin came in to face the right-handed hitting Jason, who was 0 for 10 against lefties this season and 1 for 20 last year. With the count full, Jason lined the ninth pitch of the at-bat over Bruce.
On manager Terry Collins' 68th birthday, the Mets blew a save for the fifth time in their last seven chances.
New York led 4-2 before McCutchen's RBI double with two outs in the sixth. Francisco Cervelli grounded into the shortstop hole, where Asdrubal Cabrera went to a knee and prevented the ball from going into the outfield, holding Cervelli to an infield hit. McCutchen kept on running and Cabrera's throw home beat McCutchen by 25 feet.
Jay Bruce, d'Arnaud and Lucas Duda homered off Gerrit Cole, who allowed three homers in a game for the first time in his big league career. Cole gave up four runs and 10 hits in five innings,
Duda's homer was as 451-foot drive to right-center in the sixth; he also doubled and is 9 for 18 with four with four walks in his last five games.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler, bothered by a blister on his pitching hand, allowed three runs and seven hits in six innings. He gave up a two-run homer to McCutchen in the second that tied the score 2-all.