National League Game Summary - New York at Miami|
(Sunday, June 22)
Final Score: New York 11, Miami 5
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer and the
New York Mets cruised to an 11-5 victory over the Miami Marlins in the finale
of a four-game series.
Anthony Recker and Eric Young Jr. each knocked in two runs for the Mets, who
pounded out 17 hits. Jonathon Niese (4-4) allowed three runs on six hits over
six innings to pick up his first win since May 22.
"We hit them hard and hit them early. It's a lot more comfortable going out
there," Niese said.
Justin Bour drove in two runs for the Marlins, who went 3-7 during their 10-
game homestand. Anthony DeSclafani (1-2) gave up seven runs on seven hits over
3 2/3 innings.
"I fell behind hitters and the fastballs were flying up in the zone,"
The Mets jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Lucas Duda singled,
Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubled and Ruben Tejada walked to load the bases with no
outs. Recker hit a sacrifice fly to center and Niese followed with a nicely
executed squeeze bunt.
New York tacked on two more runs in the third. Curtis Granderson and Murphy
hit back-to-back singles to put men on first and third. David Wright's
sacrifice fly and Nieuwenhuis' RBI double made it a 4-0 game.
Niese and Granderson crossed the plate on Murphy's home run in the fourth.
Jacob Turner took over for DeSclafani after the homer.
The Marlins finally solved Niese in the sixth. Jeff Mathis led off with a
double, moved to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Reed Johnson's double
to left. Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna followed with RBI singles. Jeff
Baker walked to load the bases, but Derek Dietrich struck out swinging to keep
it a 7-3 contest.
New York responded with four runs in the seventh. With runners on the corners
and one out, Tejada hit an RBI single to left. Recker hit a run-scoring double
off the wall in left prior to Young's two-run single up the middle.
Bour's two-run double off Gonzalez Germen in the ninth accounted for the final
Niese has opened the season with 15 straight starts without allowing more than
three earned runs in any start ... Prior to the game, the Marlins placed
infielder Rafael Furcal on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring
strain and recalled Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans ... The Mets went 4-3
during their seven-game road trip ... Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria
(elbow) sat out his second game in a row.
06/22 22:07:33 ET