Pinch hitter Jack Suwinski drew a tiebreaking bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning for the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates, who went on to beat the New York Mets 7-4 on Tuesday night in the middle game of a three-game series.
The Pirates were limited to one run — via Liover Peguero's second-inning homer — over the first six innings despite collecting four hits and drawing seven walks against David Peterson and Jose Butto (0-2).
Andrew McCutchen walked leading off the seventh against Butto, who gave up a double to Connor Joe and struck out Henry Davis before walking Peguero. Grant Hartwig entered in relief and walked Suwinski before plunking Jared Triolo. Peguero raced home on a passed ball and Jason Delay (two-RBI double) and Bryan Reynolds (RBI triple) added insurance hits.
The Mets scored three times in the bottom of the inning on DJ Stewart's two-run homer and Jonathan Arauz's solo shot to right field.
Colin Selby (1-0), the Pirates' first reliever, earned the win. Colin Holderman threw a perfect eighth inning and David Bednar earned his 25th save with a one-hit ninth.
Joe and Ke'Bryan Hayes each reached base four times for the Pirates.
Brandon Nimmo had two hits, including a home run, for the Mets. Stewart also had two hits.
Pirates starter Bailey Falter gave up one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five over 5 1/3 innings.
Peterson allowed one run on three hits and six walks while striking out five over 3 2/3 innings. He worked out of two-on, two-out jams in the first and second before leaving the bases loaded in the third.
—Field Level Media