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Marlins Vs. Mets Recap: Miami Bullpen Gives It Away Late In 2-1 Loss To New York

The Miami Marlins struggles on the road continued Tuesday night, as they dropped Game 1 of their series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. The Marlins simply could not get anything going on offense against Johan Santana, losing 2-1 and falling to 2-7 on the road this season.

But Miami starter Josh Johnson countered with six plus shutout innings before New York finally broke through in the seventh inning to tie it at 1-1. It was scoreless through the first six innings until Gabby Sanchez double home Giancarlo Stanton in the seventh. Sanchez ripped on to left and would be Santana's final batter, but also the Marlins last rally.

The Marlins bullpen would give it right back in the bottom of the seventh, walking the bases loaded before Mike Dunn walked the Mets eighth hitter, Josh Thole, to tie it up. The disaster continued next inning, when New York went ahead on an infield single by Lucas Duda, which brought home Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Jose Reyes, in his return to New York, went a quiet 0 for 4. He'll try to get on the board Wednesday night in Game 2, when Mark Buerhle will face R.A. Dickey

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