Mets 7, Marlins 3:
John Buck drove in four runs and Daniel Murphy drilled a go-ahead RBI triple in the seventh inning as New York handed visiting Miami its fourth loss in five games to start the season.
David Wright added three hits for the Mets, including an RBI single to score Murphy in the seventh, and Buck’s second sacrifice fly capped a three-run frame. Collin Cowgill also belted a solo homer in the eighth for New York and reliever Brandon Lyon (1-0) struck out two in a scoreless inning for the victory.
Miami’s Greg Dobbs delivered his second RBI single with two outs in the seventh to tie the game at 3. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed six hits - three in the sixth - and three runs over 5 1/3 innings before Ryan Webb (0-1) came on and took the loss.
Mets starter Jon Niese allowed eight hits and two runs – one earned – over the first six innings and left with a 3-2 lead after Buck’s two-run double into the left-field corner in the sixth. Buck has nine RBIs, starting all five games behind the plate.
Leadoff batter Mike Baxter was on base three times in five at-bats for the Mets, including a walk to lead off the big seventh. Baxter stole second and moved to third after the throw got away before scoring on Murphy’s triple to the left-center field gap.GAME NOTEBOOK:
Wright was 2-for-3 against Nolasco and is batting .409 in his career against the right-hander with six homers and 17 RBIs. … Niese has pitched six or more innings in 22 consecutive starts, the longest active streak in the majors. … Juan Pierre was involved in an unusual play in the seventh inning. After Pierre scored the tying run on Dobbs' single, he ran into Buck, who was attempting to throw out Dobbs trying to take second base on the throw to the plate. Dobbs was ruled out.