The Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets on Friday night to open their weekend series at Marlins Park. It was the ninth win in the past ten games for Ozzie Guillen's club, which continues to climb up the NL East standings. They pulled out the 6-5 win over the Mets in dramatic fashion, coming back in the bottom of the 9th and walking off with the one-run victory.
With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Greg Dobbs knocked in Emilio Bonifacio from second base for the win. Bonifacio had tied it up just two batters earlier when he brought home Giancarlo Stanton to make it 5-5. The Fish scored three runs over the final two innings to continue the streak.
Starter Mark Buerhle scattered eight hits over 6.2 innings pitched to keep Miami in the game. Buerhle struck out three and walked two, lowering his ERA to 2.81. But the Mets blew it open against Edward Mujica to take the two-run lead into the bottom of the 8th before the bats came through in the clutch to salvage the win.
Ricky Nolasco will try to continue the streak in the second game of the series on Saturday night. The Mets will counter with R.A. Dickey.
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