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Harrison lifts Pirates over Mets in 11 innings

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PITTSBURGH -- Josh Harrison got the game-winning hit and yet all anyone wanted to ask him about was how he wriggled out of that wild rundown an inning earlier.

Harrison's double with two outs in the 11th gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.

"The rundown was fun, but the hit was more exciting because it meant the game was over and we won," Harrison said.

Jordy Mercer hit a two-run single for the Pirates (41-39), who moved two games above .500 for the first time since April 10. They have won the first two games of the four-game series.

Pinch-hitter Clint Barmes drew a one-out walk from former Pittsburgh reliever Vic Black (1-2) in the 11th. Mercer struck out before Harrison hit a drive to the 375-foot sign in right-center, scoring Barmes without a throw.

Harrison entered as a pinch hitter in the seventh and squirmed his way out of a long rundown in the 10th. The play drew an argument from Mets manager Terry Collins, who thought Harrison should have been ruled out for running outside the baseline.

Harrison twice avoided a tag by hitting the ground and popping back up.

"Like I learned in middle school -- stop, drop and roll," he said.

Harrison eventually scrambled into third, putting two Pirates runners in scoring position with none out. Jenrry Mejia pitched out of the jam by getting two strikeouts and a fly to right.

Black, acquired from the Pirates late last season in a trade, wasn't as fortunate in the 11th.

Harrison and teammate Russell Martin each had two hits. Jared Hughes (4-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win.

Lucas Duda hit a two-run single and rookie Travis d'Arnaud had three hits for the Mets, who played without seven-time David Wright. The third baseman was scratched about 90 minutes before the first pitch with a sore left shoulder and will return to New York on Saturday for an MRI.

Wright, riding a 10-game hitting streak, said the shoulder has been nagging him for a couple of weeks.

"Any loss is going to be tough," said Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy, who had two hits. "Mejia did a great job right there that inning. It's a loss. Losses are tough. I don't know any other way to describe it."

Neither rookie starter figured in the decision but both pitched well. New York's Jacob deGrom gave up two runs and five hits in 6 2-3 innings. Pittsburgh's Brandon Cumpton allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings.

Cumpton is 3-0 with a 2.97 ERA in five June starts after giving up 11 runs in 3 2-3 innings on May 31 in a loss at Dodger Stadium.

"He continues to go out there and compete," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "He keeps going out there and getting things done."

Notes

Pittsburgh traded RHP Jason Grilli to the Los Angeles Angels for RHP Ernesto Frieri. Both pitchers were removed as their team's closer on May 20. ... Pittsburgh will activate RHP Gerrit Cole (6-3, 3.64 ERA) from the disabled list Saturday to start against LHP Jonathon Niese (4-4, 2.78). Cole has been sidelined since June 4 with right shoulder fatigue. ... Pirates LF Starling Marte did not start for a third straight game because of a jammed right middle finger, but he pinch-ran in the seventh inning and will likely start Saturday. ... Mets OF Chris Young went 0 for 5 in an increasingly rare start against a right-handed pitcher, playing left field in place of Eric Young Jr. Collins wanted to get Young in the lineup after he hit three home runs in two games against Oakland this week. ... Pittsburgh is 5-4 in extra innings. New York is 5-7.

 
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Josh Harrison sends the Mets home with a walk-off double with two outs in the 11th inning.  (USATSI)
Josh Harrison sends the Mets home with a walk-off double with two outs in the 11th inning. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Pittsburgh

J. Harrison
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
New York

L. Duda
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
New York (N.L.) Mets
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Curtis Granderson, RF5000013 .235
Ruben Tejada, SS4110102 .236
Daniel Murphy, 2B5120011 .298
Lucas Duda, 1B4012121 .252
Chris Young, LF5000012 .203
Eric Campbell, 3B5010022 .282
Juan Lagares, CF4010011 .293
Travis d'Arnaud, C4030000 .201
Jacob deGrom, P2000002 .294
   Josh Edgin, P0000000 .000
   Jeurys Familia, P00000001.000
   a-Bobby Abreu, PH1000002 .283
   Jenrry Mejia, P0000000 .000
   Vic Black, P0000000 .000
Totals3929228  
a-grounded out for Familia in the 9th
Batting
2B - Daniel Murphy (19, Cumpton)
SH - Jacob deGrom (4)
RBI - Lucas Duda 2 (41)
CS - Daniel Murphy (4, 2nd base by Hughes/Martin), Chris Young (3, 2nd base by Cumpton/Martin)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Murphy-Tejada-Duda, Murphy-Tejada-Duda-Tejada-Duda
New York (N.L.) Mets
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jacob deGrom 6.2522340 3.62
Josh Edgin 0.2000010 1.50
Jeurys Familia 0.2000000 2.29
Jenrry Mejia 2200140 4.24
Vic Black (L,1-2) 0.2111110 1.76
IBB - A. McCutchen by Jenrry Mejia
HBP - Alvarez (by Jacob deGrom)
Pitches-Strikes - Jacob deGrom 90-63, Josh Edgin 8-5, Jeurys Familia 10-8, Jenrry Mejia 34-21, Vic Black 12-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jacob deGrom 10-4, Jeurys Familia 1-1, Jenrry Mejia 1-2
Batters Faced - Jacob deGrom 27, Josh Edgin 2, Jeurys Familia 2, Jenrry Mejia 10, Vic Black 4
Pittsburgh Pirates
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gregory Polanco, RF4000101 .319
Travis Snider, LF5000023 .231
Andrew McCutchen, CF4110100 .314
Neil Walker, 2B5010024 .272
Russell Martin, C5020014 .265
Ike Davis, 1B4100102 .241
Pedro Alvarez, 3B1010100 .240
   Starling Marte, PR0000000 .260
   Justin Wilson, P0000000 .000
   Mark Melancon, P0000000 .000
   a-Gaby Sanchez, PH1000011 .248
   Jared Hughes, P0000000 .000
   b-Clint Barmes, PH0100100 .241
Jordy Mercer, SS4012024 .229
Brandon Cumpton, P2000012 .077
   c-Josh Harrison, PH-3B3021011 .303
Totals38383510  
a-struck out for Melancon in the 9th
b-walked for Hughes in the 11th
c-struck out for Cumpton in the 7th
Batting
2B - Josh Harrison (11, Black)
SH - Jordy Mercer (3)
RBI - Jordy Mercer 2 (22), Josh Harrison (24)
2-OUT RBI - Jordy Mercer 2 (6), Josh Harrison (15)
SB - Josh Harrison (7, 2nd base off Mejia/d'Arnaud)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Walker-Mercer-Davis
Pittsburgh Pirates
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brandon Cumpton 7622140 4.61
Justin Wilson 1000110 4.85
Mark Melancon 1200000 2.35
Jared Hughes (W,4-2) 2100030 1.80
WP - Brandon Cumpton (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Cumpton 92-65, Justin Wilson 17-10, Mark Melancon 16-10, Jared Hughes 25-16
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Cumpton 9-7, Mark Melancon 2-1
Batters Faced - Brandon Cumpton 27, Justin Wilson 4, Mark Melancon 5, Jared Hughes 6
Game Information
Attendance - 37952
Game Time - 3:45
Temperature - 82
Umpires - Home - Laz Diaz, First Base - Toby Basner, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jeff Nelson