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Mets snap seven-game skid with win over Pirates

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  • Kyle Evans 

The embarrassing losing skid is finally over for the New York Mets (31-34) after they picked up a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates (33-30) Saturday evening at PNC Park.

It was a tie game going into the seventh inning when Mark Canha smoked a go-ahead two-out two-run double to put the Mets back on top. New York plated another run in the eighth and ninth to help snap the seven-game losing streak.

Canha had another run-scoring double later in the contest, while Brandon Nimmo chipped in an RBI single, and Francisco Alvarez crushed his 12th home run of the season.

Kodai Senga tossed seven brilliant innings, allowing just one unearned run on two hits while striking out six. David Robertson fired a scoreless eighth inning before Adam Ottavino recorded the final three hits.

The Mets will try to win the series on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. with right-hander Carlos Carrasco toeing the slab.