Mets complete sweep with win over Marlins

Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:34am EDT
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(The Sports Xchange) - Third baseman Juan Uribe slugged a three-run homer while right-hander Matt Harvey pitched seven scoreless innings as the New York Mets completed their second consecutive sweep, defeating the Miami Marlins 8-6 on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda matched Uribe with three RBIs, hitting a two-run double in the third and adding a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

It was the Mets sixth successive victory.

However, the game almost slipped away from the Mets in the bottom of the ninth as Miami scored six runs and had runners on the corners with two outs.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who gave up two hits in the ninth, got his 29th save of the season by getting Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich to bounce out to Duda.

It was Miami's highest-scoring ninth inning of the year, and it included a three-run double by pinch-hitter Miguel Rojas.

Harvey (10-7), who also set a career high in wins, allowed two hits and no walks, striking out six. He retired the final 13 batters he faced.

His only jam came in the first, when Derek Dietrich doubled and reached third with two outs. But New York's Curtis Granderson made a sliding catch on first baseman Justin Bour's line drive to right field, ending the threat.

Harvey's velocity in that first inning was registering 93-94 mph, instead of his usual 97-mph fastball.   Continued...

Aug 5, 2015; Miami, FL, USA;  New York Mets third baseman Juan Uribe (2) celebrates his three run home run with first baseman Lucas Duda (21) left fielder Michael Conforto (30) and second baseman Daniel Murphy (28) in the fifth inning of a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports