Florida Marlins snatch a 4-3 win against New York Mets – MLB Update

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Florida Marlins snatch a 4-3 win against New York Mets – MLB Update
Florida Marlins romped to a 4-3 win in the second game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York on Tuesday, August 2 to take a 2-0 lead in three game series.
Marlins started the game in a positive manner as their second baseman Omar Infante launched a dazzling one-run homer off the Mets’ starter Chris Capuano to provide his club an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Infante launched another homer
in the top of the fifth inning, after the Mets’ Jose Reyes has tied the game with his ballistic homer in the bottom of the third.
The stunning homer Infante launched took the Marlins to a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth but the Mets’ David Wright grounded out to short-stop, allowing Capuano to score a tying run. Then in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Mets’ Lucas Duda hit a sacrifice
fly to right-field, scoring Angel Pagan to grab a 3-2 win.
This lead created a severe problem for the Marlins, as the Mets’ pitchers Manny Acosta, Bobby Parnell and Jason Isringhausen tossed granular sinkers. However, one wobbly pitch by Isringhausen provided the Marlins a chance to score a game winning two runs
in the ninth inning. Bryan Petersen chipped a grounder to second baseman Justin Turner, who threw above the head of the first-base man, allowing Logan Morrison and Mike Cameron score two winning runs.
"We've given a few away like that one tonight. We're appreciative to get it," Florida manager Jack McKeon said.
Turner commented he made a good choice of making a throw at first but because it went into wrong direction.
"He did an outstanding job of base running," Turner said. "I don't necessarily think that I made a bad choice, I just made a bad throw."
Florida’s starter Brad Hand allowed two runs on seven and struck-out four batters over his five innings. Brian Sanches gave away one, one hit and struck-out one batter over one inning. Steve Cishek, Randy Choate and closer Leo Nunez tossed perfect innings
to get their club into 55th win of the season.
Marlins and Mets now have the same 55-55 record in 2011 regular season.



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