Result: The Marlins held off the Mets 3-2 in Miami throwing out the winning run at the plate in the ninth inning to end the game.
Need to Know: Marlins center fielder Marcell Ozuna threw out Mets’ Kirk Nieuwenhuis at the plate to end the game on a flyball from Chris Young as the Mets’ ninth inning rally fell short. Niewenhuis had doubled to begin the ninth and was moved to third on a Ruben Tejada bunt. The Mets, who trailed 3-0 entering the eighth, had scored two runs in the top of the eighth on RBI singles from David Wright and Eric Campbell. Wright was out at the plate in the eighth trying to score on Campbell’s single as Ozuna threw out the first of two in the final two innings. Daisuke Matsuzaka took the loss for the Mets, but gave up only one run in 5.1 innings of work.
Game Ball: Ozuna threw the tying run out at the plate in the eighth and the ninth for the Marlins.
What’s next: The Mets and Marlins continue their series with the Marlins on Saturday at 4:10 p.m.