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Mets use three-run seventh to beat Pirates, climb over .500 for first time this season

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets have climbed over .500 for the first time this season after beating the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1, on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

New York (9-8) started the season 0-5 but has since won 9 of 12, including three straight and five of six.

The Mets trailed 1-0 after six innings but finally broke through in the seventh, scoring three runs to grab the lead. Joey Wendle, who entered the game in place of the injured Brett Baty (left hamstring tightness), ripped a game-tying double. Pete Alonso scored the go-ahead run on a balk, and Jeff McNeil extended the lead with a double. Then, Jorge López and Adam Ottavino locked it down with scoreless outings, giving the Mets the series win.

Jose Quintana tossed five innings of one-run ball. Reed Garrett also threw two shutout frames, improving to 2-0 on the season.

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The Mets will try to sweep the three-game series on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. Luis Severino will take the ball.