Alonso’s homer lifts Mets to doubleheader split with Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Anderson delivers during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tyler Anderson delivers during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets, Saturday, July 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, Jeff McNeil drove in two runs and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 for a doubleheader split.

Alonso gave the Mets a 3-1 lead when he connected on a 1-1 fastball from Max Kranick with two outs in the third inning.

Alonso’s 428-foot solo drive hit a glass window on a club area just inside the left-field foul pole.

Tyler Anderson pitched five innings and helped himself with a tiebreaking homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 victory over Marcus Stroman and the New York Mets in the first game of a doubleheader.

All-Star Bryan Reynolds also connected as last-place Pittsburgh bounced back from a 13-4 loss in the opener of the four-game set on Friday.

John Nogowski had two hits and two RBIs. Anderson won consecutive starts for the second time this season, allowing two runs and six hits.

He went winless in an eight-start span from May 15-June 28.

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