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Andrew McCutchen hit a tie-breaking double off R.A. Dickey in the 3rd inning to propel the Pirates to a win Saturday night.  Dickey took another hard-luck loss to fall to 3-7, while the Mets’ overall record drops to 31-33.

The Mets had their chances against James McDonald — they scratched out 8 hits and 3 walks against him.  However, he was able to hang on on for the win while only surrendering 2 runs.  The Mets jumped on the board first, when Daniel Murphy grounded into a fielder’s choice that drove in Ruben Tejada before the Bucs came to bat.  However, Pittsburgh answered back in the second ininng thanks to a Garrett Jones double that plated Neil Walker.  After McCutchen’s 2-run double in the 3rd inning (which should have been ruled an error), both sides’ bats were shut out (aside from Carlos Beltran’s RBI-infield single to bring the deficit to 3-2).

The Deciding Blow (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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The Pittsburgh Pirates scored each of their runs in the 8th and 9th innings (and all with 2 outs) to hand R.A. Dickey yet another tough loss.  He drops to 2-6 on the year, while the Mets fall to 25-29.

It was looking like it would be Dickey’s night, as he pitched incredibly for the first 7 innings.  But with 2 outs and a man on first in the 8th inning, the game got away from him.  After hitting Jose Tabata with a pitch, he allowed an RBI single to Josh Harrison to tie the score at 1.  Then, after walking Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker broke the tie with a 2-run single.  Bobby Parnell came on in the 9th and, despite reaching the upper 90’s with his fastball, allowed 2 runs of his own to score to push the deficit to 5-1.

A little support would be nice...(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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