The New York Mets (66-82) earned a split of their doubleheader with the Miami Marlins (55-93) with a 3-1 victory Saturday night at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka picked up the win for his first in a Met uniform, in his fifth start for the franchise.
- Wilmer Flores got the Mets out to an early lead with an RBI double in the first that scored Daniel Murphy. Flores was 1-for-4 in his first game since September 9 (ankle).
- Murphy and Lucas Duda hit back-to-back solo homers to start the third, putting the Mets up 3-0
- Jusin Ruggiano answered with a solo homer of his own in the fourth, bringing the Marlins within two.
- Dice-K (W, 1-3) tossed seven brilliant innings, allowing just the one run on two hits and a walk while also striking out three.
- Jacob Turner (L, 3-7) allowed all three Met runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. Turner also struck out six, while the Marlins fell to 1-9 in his last ten starts.
- Pedro Feliciano (H, 3) and Vic Black (H, 2) bridged the gap to LaTroy Hawkins, who picked up his tenth save of the season.
Player of the Game
- The Mets finally got what they have been looking for out of Dice-K, who dropped his season ERA to 6.12 with his first quality start as a Met.
What's on Deck
- The Mets and Marlins meet again Sunday afternoon at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM. The Marlins Tom Koehler (3-10, 4.80) faces the Mets hottest starter in Dillon Gee (11-10, 3.61).
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