The New York Mets held on for a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday evening at Citi Field. With the victory, New York has taken the first two games of this four-game series.
Taijuan Walker started on the bump for New York and surrendered a run on two hits over 6 2/3 innings while walking one and striking out nine. The right-hander picked up the win and improved to 5-2 on the season. Drew Smith was the first one out of the bullpen, and he recorded four outs without allowing a run. Edwin Díaz allowed the only run in relief but did pick up his 14th save of the season.
Jeff McNeil opened the scoring in the second inning and put the Mets up 1-0 with an RBI single.
Francisco Lindor launched his 11th home run over the left-center field wall in the third to extend the lead to 3-0.
Avisail Garcia put the Marlins on the board in the seventh with a run-scoring double.
Miami plated their second run in the ninth and made it a one-run with Garrett Cooper’s RBI single. However, the Mets held on for the win after Díaz struck out Garcia with the tying run in scoring position to end the game.
Starling Marte collected two of New York’s six hits.
The Mets will try to secure another series win on Sunday with Chris Bassitt on the mound. The first pitch is slated for 1:40 p.m.