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MLB: Pittsburgh 11, New York Mets 2

May 11, 2013 at 5:47 PM

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- Jordy Mercer belted two homers and Jose Tabata went 4-for-5 with a two-run blast Saturday, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates over the New York Mets 11-2.

Tabata and Michael McKenry each finished with three RBI and Clint Barmes capped a five-run fifth with a two-run single for the Pirates, who notched a second victory in three games against the Mets.

Pittsburgh banged out 16 hits, including two each from Mercer, Starling Marte, Brandon Inge, McKenry and Barmes.

Francisco Liriano (1-0), making his Pirates debut after fracturing his right forearm in December, limited the Mets to one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. The lefty walked two and struck out nine.

New York starter Jonathon Niese (2-4) was lit up for eight runs on eight hits, lasting just 4 1/3 frames.

Andrew Brown homered and Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss.

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