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Mets avoid sweep

Ryan Church drove in the winning run in the 10th inning to lead the New York Mets to a 9-8 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday afternoon to avoid a four-game sweep at PNC Park.

The Mets won the game as +130 underdogs, while the 17 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).

Fernando Tatis belted a two-run homer and scored four runs, and Daniel Murphy pinch hit with a two-run single for the Mets. Francisco Rodriguez tossed two innings of relief to earn the victory.

Garrett Jones hit a solo home run and drove in three runs for the Pirates. Matt Capps surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.