Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Jordy Mercer's go-ahead RBI single in the top
of the ninth inning lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to their sixth straight
victory, a 4-2 decision over the Seattle Mariners in the finale of a two-game
interleague set at Safeco Field.
With two runners on, Mercer ripped a two-out single back up the middle against
Yoervis Medina to put the Pirates in front. Travis Snider then scored an
insurance run when Medina's strikeout of Starling Marte went for a wild pitch.
Neil Walker had two hits and slugged a two-run homer for the Pirates, who
swept the West Coast part of the nine-game trip to finish the trek with a 7-2
record. They took all three from the Angels prior to their set with Seattle.
Vin Mazzaro (4-2) tossed a pair of scoreless innings and Mark Melancon worked
around two hits in the ninth to record his second save.
The Mariners have dropped five of their last seven contests. Charlie Furbush
(1-4) put the go-ahead run in scoring position and was hit with the loss.
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