Khail Lee finally made contact, and it came at the right time. He was able to collect his first big league hit, and it helped the Mets defeat the Marlins, 6-3, in 12 innings on Friday at loanDepot park.
The game was tied at 3 when New York scored the go-ahead run off right-hander Adam Cimber. With one out, Lee doubled down the right-field line, scoring Dominic Smith and giving New York a one-run lead. It was Lee’s first hit after striking out in his first eight at-bats.
Johneshwy Fargas followed and tripled past right-fielder Adam Duvall, scoring two more runs.
Left-hander Aaron Loup couldn’t close it out and allowed two runs in the bottom of the 12th, but Jacob Barnes saved the game by getting Duvall to fly out to center fielder Cameron Maybin.
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