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Mets erase three-run deficit in series-opening win over Pirates

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets erased a three-run deficit to pick up a 6-3 series-opening win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night at Citi Field.

With the game tied at three in the eighth, Harrison Bader delivered a go-ahead two-run double off Aroldis Chapman and later scored on Brandon Nimmo’s fielder’s choice to make it 6-3. Then, Edwin Díaz recorded his fourth save of the season with a scoreless ninth and helped the Mets (8-8) get back to .500 after starting the season 0-5.

In the sixth, New York erased a three-run deficit on Francisco Alvarez’s bases-loaded walk, Jeff McNeil’s sacrifice fly, and DJ Stewart’s RBI double.

Adrian Houser surrendered two runs over 5.1 innings in his third start with the Mets.

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The Mets will hand the ball to Jose Quintana on Wednesday as they look to take the first two games of this three-game series. The first pitch is slated for 7:10 pm.