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Brandon Nimmo leads Mets past Marlins in season opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets started the season on the right note with a 5-3 victory over the Miami Marlins Thursday evening at LoanDepot Park.

Brandon Nimmo led the way with a three-RBI game, including a go-ahead two-run double in the seventh inning immediately after the Marlins tied the game. Nimmo became the first Mets centerfielder with 3+ RBI on Opening Day since Collin Cowgill in 2013.

Jeff McNeil chipped in an RBI single, and Francisco Lindor added a sacrifice fly. Starling Marte collected a pair of hits and stole a base.

Max Scherzer started on the mound and cruised through the first five innings but ran into trouble in the sixth and allowed three runs. Despite the sixth-inning struggle, Scherzer picked up the win.

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Drew Smith, Brooks Raley, and David Roberston each tossed a scoreless frame. For Robertson, it was his first save as a member of the Mets.

The Mets and Marlins will continue their four-game series on Friday at 6:40 p.m. David Peterson will get the ball for New York.