Travis Snider scored from third base on an error in a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-17) walked off with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the lowly New York Mets (11-31) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez had tied the game at 4-4 with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Earlier, Andrew McCutchen slammed a solo home run for the Bucs, and Garrett Jones doubled home a run. Snider scored the walkoff game-winner on a fly ball dropped with the bases full in the ninth inning by Mets right fielder Jimmy Paredes.
McCutchen recorded three of the Pirates’ 10 hits, while Alvarez and Russell Martin tallied two apiece. Relief pitcher Justin Wilson (4-0; 1.40 ERA) was the recipient of the win. Edgar Gonzalez (0-1; 7.42 ERA) took the loss.
The Pirates have won four games in a row, and seven of their last eight contests. A.J. Burnett (3-4; 2.73 ERA) will face former Pirate Erik Bedard (0-2; 6.67 ERA) in Saturday’s night’s contest at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.