Alonso’s homer lifts Mets to DH split with Pirates

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New York Mets’ James McCann (33) celebrates with Pete Alonso (20) as he runs the bases to score off a base hit by Billy McKinney during the sixth inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, July 10, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

FLUSHING, Queens — 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.

The Pirates won the opener 6-2 behind five innings and a tiebreaking homer by Tyler Anderson off Marcus Stroman.

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