Mets hold off MarlinsJul 30, 2013 - 5:51 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ike Davis' go-ahead RBI double highlighted a three-run seventh and helped the New York Mets down the Miami Marlins, 6-5, in the opener of a four-game set.
Daniel Murphy tallied two hits, three RBI and a pair of runs scored for the Mets, who snapped a three-game losing skid.
David Aardsma (2-0) recorded the final two outs in the sixth to pick up the win and Bobby Parnell worked a scoreless ninth to notch his 21st save of the year.
Ed Lucas had an RBI triple and scored twice for Miami, which had won five of its previous seven.
After the Marlins took a 5-3 lead following a two-run sixth, New York countered with its three-run seventh.
Eric Young belted a one-out double against Mike Dunn and came home when Murphy followed with a looping single into center. A.J. Ramos (3-4) replaced Dunn on the mound and got David Wright to fly out. Murphy stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch and then scored when Marlon Byrd singled to center. Davis came up next and laced a double to right to plate a hustling Byrd and give the Mets a 6-5 advantage.
"I'm seeing the ball well," said Davis. "I was just looking for something out over the dish to hit hard somewhere."
Greg Dobbs had a one-out single in the ninth and pinch-runner Juan Pierre stole second before taking third on defensive indifference, but Giancarlo Stanton grounded out to second to end the game.
"At the end of the day we brought our best hitter to the plate in the ninth and gave ourselves a chance," said Marlins manager Mike Redmond. "We were one big hit away from winning it and one hit away from playing extra innings."
New York jumped out to a 3-0 spread following a three-run third. Murphy snuck a two-out, two-run single through the hole on the left side and Wright followed with an RBI double, but the Marlins answered with three runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Stanton led off the fourth with a double and scored two batters later when Lucas belted a triple over the head of Juan Lagares in center. With two outs and the bases loaded, Marlins starting pitcher Jacob Turner bounced a ball to short, but Omar Quintanilla bobbled the grounder, allowing two runners to score.
Jeff Mathis ripped a one-out, two run single in the sixth to give Miami a 5-3 margin.
Turner allowed three runs on five hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings, while New York starter Jeremy Hefner surrendered five runs -- three earned -- on four hits and five walks over 5 1/3 frames ... New York was 3-for-11 with runners in scoring position.
- NEW YORK: 6
Jul 29 10:39 PM
- Ike Davis double to right scored Marlon Byrd with two outs. Runner on second and Juan Lagares due up.
Mets 6, Marlins 5 Top 7, 2 OutsJul 29 9:41 PM
- Marlon Byrd single to center scored Daniel Murphy with two outs. Runner on first and Ike Davis due up.
Mets 5, Marlins 5 Top 7, 2 OutsJul 29 9:38 PM
- Daniel Murphy single to center scored Eric Young with one out. Runner on first and David Wright due up.
Mets 4, Marlins 5 Top 7, 1 OutJul 29 9:31 PM
- Jeff Mathis single to left scored Ed Lucas and Jake Marisnick with one out. On the play, Jeff Mathis advances to second on the throw home. Runner on second and Jacob Turner due up.
Mets 3, Marlins 5 Bot 6, 1 OutJul 29 9:12 PM
- Jacob Turner reached first on Omar Quintanilla's fielding error to score Ed Lucas and Donovan Solano with two outs. On the play, Jake Marisnick tagged out between second and thid to end the inning.
Mets 3, Marlins 3 End 4Jul 29 8:38 PM
- Ed Lucas triple to center scored Giancarlo Stanton with one out. Runner on third and Donovan Solano due up.
Mets 3, Marlins 1 Bot 4, 1 OutJul 29 8:20 PM
- David Wright double to left scored Daniel Murphy with two outs. Runner on second and Marlon Byrd due up.
Mets 3, Marlins 0 Top 3, 2 OutsJul 29 7:52 PM
- Daniel Murphy single to left scored Anthony Recker and Omar Quintanilla with two outs. Runner on first and David Wright due up.
Mets 2, Marlins 0 Top 3, 2 OutsJul 29 7:50 PM
- NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 29 7:11 PM
- Mets' Duda out long term with stress fracture in lower back May 23
- Rays-Marlins Preview May 23
- Mets-Nationals Preview May 23
- LEADING OFF: Kershaw tests streak vs Reds, Colon faces Nats May 23
- Baseball Capsules May 22
- Syndergaard Ks 11, Conforto homers as Mets sweep Brewers May 22
- Archer hit hard as Rays fall 9-4 to Tigers May 22
- Signs of progress for Stanton in Marlins' 8-2 loss to Nats May 22
- Scherzer pitches 8 innings to help Nats beat Marlins 8-2 May 22
- Braun back in Brewers' lineup vs Mets after missing 4 games May 22
- Nationals-Marlins Preview May 22
- Nats' 9th-inning rally comes up short in 3-2 loss at Miami May 21