The New York Mets had their three-game win streak snapped on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field as they fell to the Miami Marlins, 6-2.
Francisco Lindor opened the scoring in the sixth inning and put the Mets up 1-0 with an RBI single, but the lead did not last long.
Miami plated five runs in the top half of the seventh. Jerar Encarnacion started the big inning by drilling a grand slam over the right-field wall off Seth Lugo. Later in the frame, Jon Berti hammered an RBI double to make it 5-1.
New York tried to rally as they scored a run in the seventh on Luis Guillorme’s RBI single.
The Marlins responded in the ninth with a run to regain their four-run lead. Jazz Chisholm Jr. ripped an RBI double to make it 6-2.
Chris Bassitt started on the mound for New York and surrendered three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings. Three of the four runs on the grand slam were charged to Bassitt. Veteran reliever Tommy Hunter tossed 1 2/3 scoreless innings, and Joely Rodriguez recorded an out.
The Mets will try to bounce back on Monday afternoon and take three of four from the Marlins with David Peterson on the hill. The first pitch is slated for 1:05 p.m.