Jaso’s single in the 10th decides Pirates win against Mets

John Jaso produced the draw with a single in the ninth inning and a tenth win for the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a costly error by outfielder Andrew McCutchen and defeated the New York Mets on Saturday.

Jordy Mercer got a double that went out into the wall of the center field to Addison Reed’s throw when he went one out in the ninth. Jaso replaced as an emergent hitter to the Venezuelan Felipe Rivero, Reed made an uncontrolled throw and Jaso got a single.

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The final result became Reed’s second frustrated save eight times.

Tony Watson (3-1) struck out Travis d’Arnaud and two runners were stranded in the tenth. The Pirates filled the bases on the bottom against Tyler Pill (0-1), who made his debut in the big leagues.

David Freese singled out, McCutchen was hit by a pitch and Francisco Cervelli walked.

Gift Ngoepe flied one to the right field and was put out by Jay Bruce; Left-hander Josh Edgin faced right-handed hitter Jaso, who was 1-10 against left-handers this season and 1-20 the previous season.
With the full count, Jaso hit the ball past Bruce.

In the 68th birthday of driver Terry Collins, the Mets spoiled a save for the fifth time in their last seven opportunities.

For the Pirates, the Venezuelans Francisco Cervelli of 4-2; José Osuna of 1-0. Gregory Polanco of 5-1.

For the Mets, the Dominicans Jose Reyes of 5-1; Juan Lagares of 1-1. The Venezuelans Asdrúbal Cabrera of 5-0; Wilmer Flowers 1-0. The Puerto Rican T.J. Rivera of 1-1.

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