Neil Walker scored the winning run in the Pirates 5-4 victory on Monday.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have been battling through close games for most of the 2012 season. The largest margin they have lost by was in a 12-3 contest against the St. Louis Cardinals on May 2. There have been 19 one-run games this season, which is tied with Washington for the most in the Majors.

On Monday, the Pirates faced the New York Mets at PNC Park. Their first two runs came off lefty starter Johan Santana in the fourth inning. Trailing 4-0, Josh Harrison, Andrew McCutchen and Pedro Alvarez each connected for three straight doubles to bring the game within two runs.

The club proved their resiliency in the seventh by tying the game up at 4. With Clint Barmes on first, Michael McKenry too...

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