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Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis celebrate after

Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis celebrate after scoring in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 14, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty

The Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-2, to avoid the sweep Sunday at PNC Park in their final game before the All-Star break.

Pittsburgh PIrates pitching coach Ray Searage talks to
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Pittsburgh PIrates pitching coach Ray Searage talks to Gerrit Cole in the first inning of a game against the Mets. (July 14, 2013)

John Buck hits an RBI single in the
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John Buck hits an RBI single in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. (July 14, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis celebrate after
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Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis celebrate after scoring in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 14, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Mets. (July 14, 2013)

Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 14, 2013)

Marlon Byrd scores on a play at the
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Marlon Byrd scores on a play at the plate as Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry tries to make the tag after an RBI single in the first inning. (July 14, 2013)

Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first
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Dillon Gee delivers a pitch in the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 14, 2013)

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates flinches on
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Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates flinches on an inside pitch in the fourth inning against the Mets. (July 13, 2013)

Omar Quintanilla of the Mets juggles a ground
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Omar Quintanilla of the Mets juggles a ground ball in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 13, 2013)

Marlon Byrd of the Mets celebrates after scoring
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Marlon Byrd of the Mets celebrates after scoring on an RBI double against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 13, 2013)

Mets' Marlon Byrd scores past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher
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Mets' Marlon Byrd scores past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin on a double by Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the fourth inning. (July 13, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin holds on to
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Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin holds on to the ball after tagging out Mets' Eric Young Jr., who attempted to score from third on an infield grounder by David Wright during the fifth inning. (July 13, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin holds on to
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Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Russell Martin holds on to the ball after tagging out Mets' Eric Young Jr. as umpire Brian Gorman makes the call during the fifth inning. (July 13, 2013)

Mets pitcher Carlos Torres delivers in the third
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Mets pitcher Carlos Torres delivers in the third inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 13, 2013)

Mets relief pitcher Carlos Torres delivers in the
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Mets relief pitcher Carlos Torres delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. (July 13, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers in
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Mets in Pittsburgh. (July 13, 2013)

Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches in the
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Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 13, 2013)

A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in
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A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning against the Mets. (July 13, 2013)

Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second
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Eric Young Jr. of the Mets steals second base ahead of the tag of Clint Barmes of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning. (July 13, 2013)

A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during
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A.J. Burnett of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches during the first inning against the Mets. (July 13, 2013)

Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches in the
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Carlos Torres of the Mets pitches in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 13, 2013)

Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to home plate
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Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to home plate during the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, top, tags out
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Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer, top, tags out Eric Young Jr. of the Mets on a stolen base attempt during a game at PNC Park. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates batter Pedro Alvarez hits a two
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Pittsburgh Pirates batter Pedro Alvarez hits a two run home run during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to home plate
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Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers to home plate during the first inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 12, 2013)

Mets batter Kirk Nieuwenhuis rounds third base after
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Mets batter Kirk Nieuwenhuis rounds third base after hitting a solo home run off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton during the seventh inning of a game in Pittsburgh. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton delivers to home
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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton delivers to home plate during the first inning of a game against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Mets batter David Wright singles off Pittsburgh Pirates
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Mets batter David Wright singles off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton, driving in Eric Young Jr. during the sixth inning of a game in Pittsburgh. (July 12, 2013)

July 12 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates; L, 3-2 11
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July 12 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates; L, 3-2
11 innings
Jeremy Hefner retired 14 batters in a row and allowed two runs in seven innings. But Gonzalez Germen allowed the game-winning hit in the 11th on Jordy Mercer's single. |

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers in
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton delivers in the first inning against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer waits for the
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Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer waits for the throw from catcher Russell Martin before putting the tag on Mets' Eric Young Jr., who attempted to steal second during the first inning. (July 12, 2013)

Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers in the
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Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner delivers in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 12, 2013)

Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after
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Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Charlie Morton of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in
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Charlie Morton of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches in the first inning against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets stretches before batting
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David Wright of the Mets stretches before batting against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 12, 2013)

David Wright of the Mets makes a throw
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David Wright of the Mets makes a throw to first in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez, right, returns to the
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez, right, returns to the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner in the first inning. (July 12, 2013)

Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after
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Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates reacts after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds third
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Pedro Alvarez of the Pittsburgh Pirates rounds third after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the New York Mets. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez, left, celebrates with Jose
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez, left, celebrates with Jose Tabata, who was on base for his two-run home run off Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner in the first inning. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez rounds third after hitting
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez rounds third after hitting a two-run home run off Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner in the first inning. (July 12, 2013)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez smiles in the dugout
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez smiles in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run off Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner in the first inning. (July 12, 2013)

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