The Pittsburgh Pirates ended the New York Mets six game winning streak on Monday afternoon with a 5-2 victory. With the win, the Pirates also ended their four game losing streak.
Steve Pearce broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning when he singled in the go-ahead run to put the Pirates up 3-2. Jack Wilson then added a two run double to make the score 5-2 in the eighth. Adam LaRoche hit his 16th homerun of the season when he went deep in the sixth inning.
Sean Burnett recorded one out and picked up the victory to improve to 1-1. John Grabow notched his fourth save of the season when he finished off the Mets in the ninth. Pirates starting pitcher, Paul Maholm gave up five hits and two runs over seven inning of action. Maholm got a no decision for his efforts.