Liriano strikes out 12, Pirates sweep Mets
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano kept up Pittsburgh's strikeout parade, fanning 12 as the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
After Gerrit Cole fanned 10 in the opener and A.J. Burnett struck out 10 more Saturday, Liriano (2-4) topped them in only six innings.
Liriano gave up one run and six hits.
Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte homered for the Pirates.
Jonathon Niese (3-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings.
The Mets finished 4-10 in a 14-game stretch against teams from the NL Central.
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