Result: The Mets took the first game of their three-game series with the Marlins, 7-1, at Citi Field on Friday night.
Need to know: David Wright went 4 for 4 and drive in two runs and Juan Lagares added two hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins. Zack Wheeler continued his excellent pitching of late allowing one run over 6.2 innings to improve to 5-8 on the season. Wheeler struck out six and walked two lowering, his ERA to 3.90. The Mets touched off on Marlins’ Henderson Alvares tagging him for six runs and eight hits in five innings.
Game ball: It goes to Mr. Wright, who was perfect on the day and also homered in the fifth.
Next up: The Mets take on the Marlins on Saturday at 4:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches against Tom Koelher of the Marlins.