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.
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.