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MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 4, New York Mets 3

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Despite another blown lead by the pen, the Marlins come away with their first victory of the season against the Mets.

Don't touch me!
Don't touch me!
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The Marlins overcame another late comeback by the Mets with an even later comeback of their own to take game two of the three game series.

All Was Quiet On The Eastern Front for both teams through five, when the Marlins finally got to Rafael Montero in the sixth. Dee Gordon reached base on a single then advanced to 2nd due to a Curtis Granderson error. Martin Prado sacrificed Gordon to third then Giancarlo Stanton singled him in. 1-0 Marlins. After Marcell Ozuna singled and Michael Morse flew out, J.T. Realmuto singled and Stanton scored, 2-0 Marlins. Buddy Carlyle relieved Montero and promptly threw a wild pitch, allowing the recently advanced Ozuna to score. 3-0 Marlins.

David Phelps had been cruising through six, allowing no walks and scattering five hits, but was pulled after allowing two singles in the seventh for A.J. Ramos. Ramos got pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores to line out to a leaping Flash Gordon Jr. but then ran into trouble as Granderson singled to load the bases and Juan Lagares cleared them with a deep drive to center past Ozuna. 3-3 all tied up and some Marlins fans begin to wonder whether or not they will ever beat the Mets again. Mike Dunn came in on relief and was able to induce a ground ball and a strike out to end the threat.

After a quiet bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth, Michael Morse made sure that the Mets would not go undefeated against the Marlins this year. With Carlos Torres having walked Martin Prado and Ozuna, Morse delivered a sharp single into centerfield that plated Prado and gave the Fish a 4-3 lead. As Rich Waltz pointed out on the broadcast, Morse's RBI single was the first run the Mets pen had given up in 17 innings.

Steve Cishek came on in the ninth and despite initially walking Granderson was able to secure the final three outs to secure the victory.

Miami will go for the series win tomorrow evening and continue to look to gain ground on the division leading Mets.


Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 17,255

Hero of the Game: Michael Morse (+.261)

Goat of the Game: AJ Ramos (-.333)

Play of the Game: Juan Lagares doubles to center scoring three (+.320)