Difo hit in 9th caps 5-run comeback as Pirates edge Mets 6-5


Pittsburgh Pirates’ Wilmer Difo reacts after hitting an RBI single to put the Pirates in the lead during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NEW YORK — Wilmer Difo’s tiebreaking single in the ninth inning capped Pittsburgh’s biggest comeback of the season, and the Pirates rallied from an early five-run deficit to beat the New York Mets 6-5.

The NL East-leading Mets jumped out to a 5-0 lead against Chase De Jong in the first on a two-run homer by Francisco Lindor and a three-run shot by Michael Conforto.

Rodolfo Castro hit two home runs for the Pirates.

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