Escobar hits 3-run homer, Bassitt pitches Mets past Pirates


The mets remained a game ahead of the braves in the national league east race by beating the pirates for the third straight day 5 to one Eduardo Escobar's three run Homer in the second inning off Bryce Wilson gave them all the runs they would need Chris Bassett coming off an illness through 6 shot out of rings yielding only three hits to boost his record to 14 and 8 while second place Atlanta was winning its game You got to worry about today and that's it you can't worry about who else is who else is playing or what else is going on I mean you got to only worry about what we can control and that's us The mets scored their final two runs on basic loaded walks pirate pitches walked 8 meters and hit four more Time area New York

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