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Francisco Lindor leads Mets to win over Marlins

The New York Mets snapped their two-game skid on Friday night with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins at LoanDepot Park.

Francisco Lindor provided most of New York’s offense as he homered and collected four RBIs.

Taijuan Walker started on the mound for the Mets and surrendered three runs on eight hits over six innings while walking two and striking out seven. The right-hander picked up the win and improved to 6-2 on the season.

Drew Smith, Adam Ottavino, and Edwin Díaz had scoreless outings in relief for New York.

Lindor opened the scoring in the first inning with his 12th home run of the season. The Marlins responded in the bottom of the frame and tied the game on Garrett Cooper’s RBI single.


Mark Canha put the Mets back on top in the fifth with his sixth home run of the season. However, once again Miami quickly tied the game in the bottom of the inning on Jorge Soler’s RBI groundout.

In the sixth, Lindor cleared the bases with a three-run double to give New York a 5-2 lead.

Cooper collected his second RBI of the game with a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to make it a 5-3 game.

Miami had runners on in the ninth but New York was able to hold on for the win.

The two teams will continue the three-game series on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.



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