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Marlins outlast Mets in exhilarating game, 5-4

Marlins hitters go back-to-back twice in victory.

Marcell Ozuna celebrates after hitting his fifth homer of the young season.
Photo: Mark Brown/Getty Images

On two separate occasions, the heart rate of Marlins fans was probably at an unhealthy level during Miami's game against the New York Mets. The most exhilarating moment of the game came in the eighth inning, when Miami got back-to-back home runs from Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton to take control of the game. Closer A.J. Ramos would pitch a clean ninth inning to give the Marlins a 5-4 victory over their NL East rivals.

New York took control early, as Neil Walker doubled to left, which scored Asdrúbal Cabrera. Miami would take the lead after another set of back-to-back homers. Solo shots by Justin Bour and Marcell Ozuna put Miami up 2-1. According to Marlins radio announcer Glenn Geffner, that was the second time the Marlins hit four home runs in Marlins Park since it opened.

Marlins starting pitcher Adam Conley would retire 15 straight batters at one point, but New York would finally start to break the game open in the 7th inning. Curtis Granderson drove in Walker after hitting a triple, which tied the game at two. Michael Conforto would then bring Granderson home on a sacrifice fly. After that sequence, Conley was pulled.

In the next inning, Cabrera would homer to right to give the Mets a two-run lead. Miami would then respond with back-to-back homers to take the lead for good. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets, and he allowed two runs, but he also struck out 13 batters. Conley would end up pitching six innings, giving up three runs and four hits.

Ozuna continued his hot streak, as he now has five homers and 17 RBI in Miami's first 11 games. On Jackie Robinson Day, the Marlins moved their record above .500, and clinched at least a split with the Mets in this weekend series. The final game of this series will take place at 1:10 ET tomorrow.

Source: Fangraphs

Swordfish: Christian Yelich (.361)

Flounder: Fernando Salas (-.691)

Play of the game: Christian Yelich homers to right, Miguel Rojas scores (.413)