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Mets roll past Marlins for sixth straight victory

The New York Mets rolled past the Miami Marlins, 9-3, on Sunday afternoon at LoanDepot Park for their sixth straight victory.

Taijuan Walker started for New York and surrendered three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings while walking two and striking out four. The right-hander improved to 9-2 on the season.

The Mets jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning. Pete Alonso put New York on the board with an RBI double. One batter later, Jeff McNeil hammered an RBI single to make it 2-0. Mark Canha capped off a three-run first with a run-scoring single.

New York plated three more runs in the top of the third. Tyler Naquin collected his first RBI as a Met with a triple. Canha drove in his second run of the game with a single. A couple of batters later, Brandon Nimmo smoked an RBI single to increase the lead to 6-0.

In the top of the fifth, Nimmo added his second RBI of the game with a groundout to extend the lead to 7-0. In the home half of the frame, Jacob Stallings put the Marlins on the board with an RBI single.

Miami added a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth to cut New York’s lead to 7-3. Jesus Sanchez brought home a run with a groundout, and Charles LeBlanc launched a solo home run.

The Mets capped off the scoring in the top of the seventh. A run scored on Nimmo’s fielder’s choice, and Francisco Lindor plated a run with a single to make it 9-3.

Tommy Hunter, Stephen Nogosek, and Yoan López had scoreless outings for New York.

The Mets will head to Washington to open a three-game series with the Nationals on Monday. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.