Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Juan Pierre scored the game-winning run on
Brandon Lyon's ninth-inning, bases-loaded wild pitch, as the Miami Marlins
again rallied for a 2-1 victory over the slumping New York Mets in the middle
test of a three-game set at Marlins Park.
Chris Coghlan and Juan Pierre reached safely to put runners on the corners to
open up the ninth, Donovan Solano poked an RBI single to right to tie the
game. Lyon, who was dealt with a blown save, then replaced starter Jeremy
Hefner and was forced to intentionally walk Placido Polanco. His breaking ball
attempt in the dirt, though, scooted past Anthony Recker to easily score
Pierre for the game-winner.
The N.L. East rivals met less than 24 hours following Monday's 15-inning, 5-
hour, 31-minute marathon which the Marlins won, 4-3. Tuesday's game, however,
lasted just 2 hours and 25 minutes.
Miami, which has won three straight, saw starter Kevin Slowey last eight
innings and allow a run on eight hits. Ryan Webb (1-1) picked up the win
with a perfect ninth.
Recker's sacrifice fly in the fifth proved to be the only offense for
the Mets, who extended their season-high losing streak to six games and
once again let a late lead slip away versus the Marlins. Hefner (0-3) tossed
eight-plus innings and was tabbed for two runs on four hits, though he did
strikeout eight in defeat.
The Sports Network