Marte’s 3 hits, Nimmo’s go-ahead HR lift Mets over Marlins

MIAMI — Starling Marte homered, tripled and drove in three runs, Brandon Nimmo broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run homer and the New York Mets overcame two early deficits to beat the Marlins 6-4 on Friday night. Miami.

Nimmo finished with three RBIs from the lead and Marte fell within a double of the cycle from the NL East leaders, who won their fourth straight win and held a three-game lead over second-place Atlanta. .

Pinch hitter Eduardo Escobar hit an infield single leading off the eighth off reliever Steven Okert (5-1) and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Tomas Nido. Nimmo then drove an 0-1 pitch from Okert over the wall to right center.

Daniel Vogelbach doubled twice for the Mets, who hit eight extra-base hits, six off Marlins All-Star starter Sandy Alcantara.

In his shortest outing since May 6, Alcantara completed five innings. He allowed four runs on a season-high eight hits in his fourth start against the Mets since June 19. He walked three and struck out five.

After 13 straight outings of at least seven innings, the right-hander has lasted 11 total innings in two starts since the All-Star break.

Adam Ottavino (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh and Trevor Williams followed with a perfect eighth. Edwin Diaz converted his 23rd save by striking out three batters in the ninth on 10 pitches, all strikes.

Diaz nearly had a pristine inning, but Joey Wendle fouled out on an 0-for-2 pitch before striking out to end it.

New York tied it 4-4 on Marte’s solo homer in the fourth. Marte dodged a 97 mph fastball from Alcantara near his chin and then drove the next pitch over the wall in center for his 11th homer.

Wendle rolled for a double play that scored Luke Williams from third and put Miami ahead 4-3 in the second.

Nimmo’s RBI double and Marte’s two-run triple in the second inning erased a 3-0 deficit.

The Marlins scored three in the first on Miguel Rojas’ bases-loaded double off Chris Bassitt, who was making his fourth start against the Marlins since June 19. The right-hander allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in six innings.


The Mets activated outfielder Tyler Naquin, but he did not play. Naquin was acquired in a trade with Cincinnati on Thursday night.

New York also retired LHP Sam Clay and RHP Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A Syracuse. LHP David Peterson was sent to Syracuse and OF Travis Jankowski was designated for assignment.

The Marlins selected the contracts of INF Charles Leblanc and LHP Jake Fishman from Triple-A Jacksonville and designated INF Willians Astudillo for assignment.


Mets: RHP Drew Smith (strained lateral muscle) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday.

Billfish: LHP Daniel Castaño entered the concussion protocol after a line hit him in the head Thursday in Cincinnati. … LHP Trevor Rogers (lower back spasms) was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Tuesday. … 1B/DH Garrett Cooper (bruised right wrist) trained with the team.


Mets RHP Carlos Carrasco (10-4, 4.07 ERA) starts Game 2 of the series on Saturday. Miami had not announced a starter.

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