the republic logo

Martin Prado's two-out RBI double in 11th - his 5th hit - gives Marlins 6-5 win over Mets

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

MIAMI — The New York Mets came from behind twice, and that wasn't enough.

's fifth hit of the game was a two-out double in the 11th inning that scored from first base Friday night and gave the Miami Marlins a 6-5 victory.

New York overcame an early 3-0 deficit to take the lead, and tied the seesaw game by scoring with a two-out rally in the ninth. But the Mets stranded 13 runners, including three in the eighth and three more in the ninth.

They have scored 22 runs in the past three games but lost two of them.

"We're swinging the bats OK," manager said. "We just got to get our pitching straightened out."

Mets starter went six innings, He allowed nine hits and three runs, all in the fourth, when he gave up four consecutive hits.

"I feel like I threw the ball a little better than it showed," he said. "I kept the ball down pretty good. I got a lot of groundballs. Some of them just went through the infield."

The right-hander's ERA has climbed to 2.40 from 1.98 on Aug. 24, but he was in line for his 13th win before an uncharacteristically shaky showing by the bullpen in the seventh.

Rookie , batting cleanup for the first time because injuries left the Mets short-handed, went 0 for 6 with an RBI. went 0 for 5.

singled to open the 11th against Mets reliever (0-1). Yelich hit into a fielder's choice against left-hander Eric O'Flaherty, and scored without a play when Prado lined a ball into the right-field corner.

Prado's five hits were a career high. The Marlins totaled 17 hits in their fourth consecutive victory.

held the Mets to two runs in six innings.

"We gave them some opportunities to get back in game, but we just kept answering back offensively," Koehler said.

The Mets trailed 5-4 with two outs in the ninth when Travis d'Arnaud singled off closer . D'Arnaud took third on a single by , and 's single up the middle tied the game and handed Ramos his sixth blown save in 29 chances.

tapped out with the bases loaded to end the inning.

tripled and homered to help the Mets overcome a 3-0 deficit. He has 29 homers, including 11 in 31 games for the NL East leaders.

MANAGER'S STATUS

Marlins manager is expected to return to his former job of general manager next season, but he declined to address speculation a decision has been made.

Which job does he like better?

"Right now I'm the manager," Jennings said. "That's what I like."

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mets: OF (right wrist tendinitis) was unavailable. He said he'll wear a splint and hopes to return to action in a day or two. ... INF (quad) will be sidelined until at least Sunday, Collins said. ... 1B (back) is expected to play two or three games at Double-A Binghamton in a rehab stint beginning Saturday. ... INF rejoined the Mets on Friday after missing Wednesday's game to be with his ailing grandfather in Venezuela.

Marlins: RF still has soreness in his left hand, which required surgery in June, and he'll likely play in a simulated game before being activated, Jennings said. ... RHP (vertigo) was recalled from Single-A Jupiter and might make his first start since July 4 on Sunday, Jennings said. ... SS (hamstring) was scratched from the starting lineup but expected to miss only a game or two, Jennings said.

UP NEXT

Mets RHP (12-11, 4.42), who hasn't allowed a run in his past two starts, is scheduled to take the mound Saturday against LHP (4-4, 4.54.)

PHOTO: New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


Photo Gallery:
PHOTO: Miami Marlins' Tom Koehler delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Click to view (5 Photos)

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.