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Mets secure series win with 4-2 victory over Marlins

Among the most impactful plays Andrés Giménez made in the Mets’ 4-2 win over the Marlins was one that did not show up in the box score. Playing second base, Giménez ranged into shallow right field to snag a ball that Pete Alonso mishandled at first, keeping Eddy Alvarez close enough to the bag to stifle a potential sixth-inning rally.

The play was noteworthy in that it typified the impact Giménez has made since debuting for the Mets — even if plenty of his contributions have indeed shown up in the box score. In addition to his defense, Giménez finished 3-for-4 on Sunday with a stolen base and three runs scored, providing an offensive engine for the Mets from the eighth spot in the lineup.

Leading off the third inning at Citi Field, Giménez singled and stole second base, putting himself in position to score on Jeff McNeil’s fielder’s choice. An inning later, he pulled a double down the right-field line, coming home on Brandon Nimmo’s single. Then, in the sixth, Giménez twice showed off his wheels — once in sending a drag bunt toward first base, then again in racing home on a shallow McNeil sacrifice fly.