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Final Score: Pirates 5, Mets 3—Deja vu all over again

Sean Gilmartin allowed two runs in the fourteenth as the Pirates, yet again, beat the Mets.

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The Mets lost to the Pirates 5-3 tonight in Queens. Jon Niese went six innings and made two critical mistakes over that span. The first came in the form of an Aramis Ramirez two-run homer in the first inning. The second came on a solo shot off the bat of Gregory Polanco in the third. It wasn't his best outing by any means, but he escaped a jam in his final inning of work to keep the Mets in the game.

The Mets produced all their runs with two home runs in the seventh inning. Juan Uribe led off with a solo shot to put the Mets on the board, and Michael Conforto tied things up with a two-run jack to right. Unfortunately, though the Mets had opportunities, they suffered from a depressing lack of timely hitting for the second straight night.

Hansel Robles pitched a scoreless tenth, eleventh, and twelfth for the Mets, and Sean Gilmartin made it through the thirteenth unscathed. But he gave up two runs in the fourteenth. Thanks in part to a Daniel Murphy blunder in the field, there were runners on first and third with no outs when Chris Stewart singled in the go-ahead run. The Pirates added an insurance run, and the Mets didn't mount any real threat against Mark Melancon in the bottom of the inning.

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