Game Recaps

Mets Beat Marlins, Snap Losing Streak

The Mets snapped their four-game losing streak Friday night, needing the lowly Marlins to come to town to do it.

Marlins pitcher Brad Hand can’t watch as Andrew Brown rounds bases after monster homer.

With Jonathon Niese on the mound for the Mets, Giancarlo Stanton hit a laser into the seats in left in the second inning to give the Marlins a 1-0 lead. It was estimated at 437 feet.

Andrew Brown answered that in the bottom of the second with a mammoth home run into the second deck in left to tie the score at one.

Back-to-back doubles by the Marlins in the fifth made it 2-1. A single put runners on first and third with one out. The Marlins looked primed for a big inning but opposing pitcher Brad Hand bunted into a double play to end the frame.

The Mets took the lead in the sixth inning when Lucas Duda actually came through for once, hitting a three-run homer to make it a 4-2 game.

Stanton added a second solo blast in the seventh to cut the lead to 4-3. After allowing a single, Terry Collins pulled a clearly unhappy Niese from the game.

Niese ended up going 6.1 innings, allowing three runs on six hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

LaTroy Hawkins was called upon in the ninth to protect the one-run lead. His first batter was Stanton, and he struck him out. Justin Ruggiano was next — he flew out to the warning track in right-center. Logan Morrison grounded out to end the game.

Mets hang on for the 4-3 win.

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