Game Recaps

Matt Harvey Pitches Well, Mets Beat Pirates

Matt Harvey had his best start in more than a month as the Mets took the rubber game of the series in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Asdrubal Cabrera put the Mets ahead with double Sunday night.

Pittsburgh got on the board first when Gregory Polanco led off the second with a homer.

But Asdrubal Cabrera took care of that in the fourth when he doubled in two runs to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

Harvey singled with one out in the fifth and went to third on a Curtis Granderson double. Jose Reyes singled to plate one run and then Jay Bruce doubled to score to more to extend the lead to 5-1. Bruce had three hits on the night; it looks like he is in the middle of one of his hot streaks.

A two-out, two-on single in the sixth by Granderson made it 6-1.

Lucas Duda took one for a ride over the wall in right-center in the seventh to make it 7-1. He’s hot, too.

Harvey went six fine innings, allowing just one run on six hits. He struck out four and walked two — the fewest number of walks since April 21, six starts ago. Maybe he is turning a corner.

Mets go on to win 7-2.

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