The Mets (65-74) topped the Marlins by the score of 8-6 on Tuesday night in Miami.
In the second, the Mets extended their lead to 4-0 when Lagares drove an RBI double to right field and later scored on a wild pitch.
The Mets plated three runs in the fourth on RBI hits from Juan Lagares, David Wright, and Lucas Duda to extend their lead to 7-3. However, Jon Niese allowed the Marlins to get two of those runs back in the bottom of the fourth as Miami drew to within 7-5.
A David Wright sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth gave the Mets an 8-5 lead. In the bottom half of the inning, a one-out triple and a run-scoring ground out off Jon Niese cut New York’s lead to 8-6 and close out the scoring.
- Jon Niese stumbled through six innings, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits.
- Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a walk, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases.
- David Wright broke his extra-base-hit drought. Overall, he went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored.
- Travis d’Arnaud went 3-for-4 with a walk.
- Wilmer Flores went 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored.
- Jeurys Familia tossed a perfect eighth inning.
- Jenrry Mejia worked a flawless ninth to seal the victory.
The Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday at 7:10 PM.
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