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Charlie Morton Tagged With Loss in Pirates-Mets Match

Pittsburgh dropped a 3-1 decision at PNC Park on Wednesday as New York legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jonathon Niese.

The Mets were a -104 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

New York got 7 2/3 innings from Jonathon Niese, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Mets got 1 RBI from Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the win.

Pittsburgh's starting pitcher Charlie Morton worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Clint Barmes in a losing cause.

New York outhit their counterparts 8-5 in the game.

Frank Francisco pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

New York heads into a battle against San Diego. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.