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Mets roll past Marlins in home opener

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Mets finally got back in the win column on Friday afternoon with a 9-3 victory over the Miami Marlins in the home opener at Citi Field.

Miami’s pitching staff issued 12 walks, and the Mets took advantage of it with big swings from their 2-3-4 hitters. Starling Marte, Francisco Lindor, and Pete Alonso each homered and drove in five of the nine runs. Lindor and Alonso went back-to-back in the eighth inning.

Mark Canha, Daniel Vogelbach, Eduardo Escobar, and Tomás Nido also plated runs.

Tylor Megill made his second start of the season and was lights out. The right-hander tossed six shutout innings while allowing just three hits.

Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley, and Denyi Reyes recorded scoreless outings in relief. Dennis Santana allowed all three runs.

The Mets will try to win another series against the Marlins on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. Kodai Senga will make his second Major League start.