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Final Score: Mets 6, Pirates 5—Flare from Flores finishes Pittsburgh

The Mets claimed their first extra-inning victory of the season.

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The Mets came back three times on Wednesday night to steal the final game of a three-game series on the road against the Pirates—6-5 in 10 innings. After a pair of ugly 3-1 losses in a doubleheader on Tuesday, a flare to center field off the bat of Wilmer Flores drove in Yoenis Cespedes for what ended up being the winning run off Pittsburgh reliever Cory Luedke in the last frame of this game.

Noah Syndergaard pitched six effective innings despite lacking his usual pinpoint command, surrendering three runs (two earned) in six winnings with five strikeouts and two walks. Jameson Taillon made his major league debut opposite Thor, giving up three earned runs in six innings.

Ty Kelly hit his first career home run in the fourth inning, a two-run shot to even the score at 2-2. Michael Conforto twice drove in game-tying runs, first on a sacrifice fly in the fifth to make things 3-3, then with a two-run homer three innings later after Alejandro De Aza led off the eighth with a walk, tying it up at five.

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