Sep 2, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares (12) connects for an RBI double during the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Game Recap: Huge game from Lagares helps lead Mets over Marlins

The Mets (65-74) topped the Marlins by the score of 8-6 on Tuesday night in Miami.


Game Recap:

The Mets took a 2-0 lead in the first on the strength of RBI singles from David Wright and Matt den Dekker.

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.

With two outs and no one on in the bottom of the third, Jon Niese allowed a double, an infield hit, and then surrendered a two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton as the Marlins cut the lead to 4-3.

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.

Highlights:

  • 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.

Next Up:

The Mets wrap up their three-game series with the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday at 7:10 PM.

Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Tom Koehler for Miami.

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