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MLB Scores: Mets 3 Marlins 0

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The Marlins offense struggled to drive in runs, leaving eight on base.

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The Miami Marlins fell to the New York Mets Sunday afternoon, after failing to produce any runs in a 3-0 defeat.

Jose Urena (1-2) was the pitcher on the mound for the Fish and he didn't disappoint. The young righty out of the Dominican Republic went six innings, and gave up just four hits and one run, while striking out four and walking no one. A Jose Reyes triple to deep left in the third inning would end up being enough to take down the Marlins, whose offense struggled mightily.

Mets starter Steven Matz (8-6) pitched a gem, allowing four hits and two walks in six innings of shutout baseball. He recorded his first victory since May 25 versus the Nationals.

Martin Prado was the only bright spot in a Marlins order that was held to just five hits - three by Prado. The Miami bats were cold, ice cold. The Marlins left eight runners stranded on base, three in scoring position and had five one pitch outs as well. Their best scoring opportunity came after Christian Yelich extended his hitting streak to 11 with a single in the fifth. The hit advanced Prado to third, but Giancarlo Stanton grounded out on a very close play at first to end the inning and end any hopes of getting back into the game.

Mike Dunn and David Phelps relieved Urena in the seventh shutting down the Mets, but Kyle Barraclough struggled in the eighth. He allowed two hits, two runs and two walks in his two-thirds of an inning.

Prado recorded his third hit in the bottom of the eight to give the Marlins some hope, but Mets reliever Addison Reed shutdown Yelich and company to close out the inning. Jeurys Familia closed the game out for New York, with a methodical ninth inning. It was his 51st consecutive successful save attempt and 35th of the season.

The Marlins (53-45) stay a half game ahead of the Mets in the wild card race, and will begin a seven game home stand versus the Phillies and Cardinals starting Monday, July 25.

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Source: FanGraphs

Attendance: 25,004

Hero of the Game: Steven Matz (+.378)

Goat of the Game: Kyle Barraclough (-.184)

Play of the Game: Jose Reyes' RBI-triple to left in the third inning (+.121)