7:05 PM ET, August 16, 2007
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
• Summary: Pittsburgh scored twice in the seventh to tie it and three more times in the eighth and the Pirates avoided being swept at home by the Mets for the first time since 2001.
• Turning point: With two outs, New York's David Wright threw away Freddy Sanchez's potential inning-ending grounder for a two-base error. Sanchez then scored the go-ahead run when Mike DiFelice dropped the throw at the plate for another error.
• Hero: Jason Bay had three run-scoring singles and Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer to lead the Pirates' rally.
• Figure this: It was the first time the Mets lost a game after having a lead of at least five runs since April 30, 2004, at San Diego.
• Quotable: "When you've got your foot on the neck, you've got to press down real hard and finish them off. We've lost some tough games here and this was one of them." -- Mets manager Willie Randolph
-- ESPN.com news services
Pirates 10, Mets 7
The Mets stole three bases, giving them eight in as many attempts during their last two games. Reyes now has 60 stolen bases. .... The Pirates have failed to throw out the last 10 runners who attempted to steal on them. ... New York hadn't swept a road series since winning three at Florida from May 25-27. ... New York played without 1B Carlos Delgado (hyperextended knee) and RF Lastings Milledge (flu-like symptoms). ... Wright is 13-for-28 in his last seven games.
Regular Season Series
|1st||C Beltran homered to right, J Reyes scored.||2||0|
|2nd||L Castillo singled to left center, J Reyes scored.||3||0|
|3rd||B Lawrence reached on infield single to shortstop, M Alou scored, S Green to third, M Anderson to second.||4||0|
|3rd||J Reyes walked, S Green scored, M Anderson to third, B Lawrence to second.||5||0|
|4th||A LaRoche homered to right, F Sanchez scored.||5||2|
|4th||R Paulino doubled to deep right center, J Wilson scored.||5||3|
|5th||B Lawrence singled to left, S Green scored, B Lawrence to second on throwing error by left fielder J Bay.||6||3|
|5th||L Castillo singled to center, B Lawrence scored, J Reyes to second.||7||3|
|5th||J Bay singled to center, N McLouth scored, F Sanchez to second.||7||4|
|6th||N McLouth doubled to right center, R Paulino scored.||7||5|
|7th||J Bay singled to left center, F Sanchez scored, A LaRoche to second.||7||6|
|7th||J Castillo singled to left center, A LaRoche scored, J Bay to third, J Bautista to second.||7||7|
|8th||A LaRoche singled to right, F Sanchez scored, A LaRoche to second on error by catcher M DiFelice.||7||8|
|8th||J Bay singled to left center, A LaRoche scored, J Bay to second advancing on throw.||7||9|
|8th||J Bautista singled to left, J Bay scored.||7||10|
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|Stadium||PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA|
|Attendance||36,447 (95% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Paul Nauert|