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Chisholm’s Homer In 8th Lifts Marlins Over Mets 3-2

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Jazz Chisholm Jr. hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 Thursday night.

Javier Báez homered and doubled for the Mets, who began the day four games behind NL East leader Atlanta and 4 ½ from the second wild card.

Chisholm drove a 97 mph fastball from Jeurys Familia (9-4) into the upper deck seats for his 15th homer. Chisholm also had an RBI grounder in the sixth.

With the score 2-all, New York wasted Pete Alonso’s leadoff triple against reliever Anthony Bender in the eighth. Bender retired Javier Báez and J.D. Davis on groundouts with the infield drawn in.

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Michael Conforto was intentionally walked before Richard Bleier (3-2) relieved and retired pinch-hitter Jeff McNeil on a grounder.

Dylan Floro pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save.

The Marlins tied it 2 in the seventh around three infield hits and a throwing error by reliever Brad Hand.

Starter Marcus Stroman was lifted after allowing Sandy León’s one-out single and Hand gave up Isan Díaz’s single. Mets catcher James McCann then threw out pinch-runner Alex Jackson at third when a pitch caromed to the backstop, with Díaz advancing to second on the play.

Pinch-hitter Lewis Brinson beat out a dribbler near the mound and Hand’s throw got Alonso at first base, allowing a run to score.

Stroman allowed one run, four hits and struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings.

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Báez hit a two-out double and scored on two wild pitches from Miami starter Jesús Luzardo to give New York a 1-0 lead in the first.

The Mets increased their advantage on Báez’s 29th homer in the third. He hit Luzardo’s curveball over the wall in center field, admiring the 438-foot shot before he rounded the bases.

The two hits by Báez were the only ones allowed by Luzardo in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out eight and walked four.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: C Tomás Nido (left thumb strain) could play in rehab games at Triple-A Syracuse this weekend, manager Luis Rojas said.

Marlins: RHP Pablo López (right rotator cuff strain) has been playing catch with the anticipation of progressing to a bullpen session in the coming days.

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Mets: RHP Tylor Megill, 2-4, 4.20) will start the opener of a three-game series against the New York Yankees Friday at Citi Field.

Marlins: LHP Trevor Rogers (7-6, 2.52) starts the opener of a three-game series at Atlanta Friday. Rogers, Miami’s NL All-Star representative, has not won since June 10.

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