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Mets Vs. Marlins Recap: Giancarlo Stanton Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam In Wild 8-4 Win

The Miami Marlins have won what was easily the wildest game in the young history of Marlins Ballpark, scoring six runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the New York Mets, 8-6. Giancarlo Stanton capped the comeback with a walk-off grand slam.

Lost in craziness were good starts from starters Carlos Zambrano and Jon Niese. The Mets broke the scoring open with two runs in the top of the fourth. The Marlins answered with two runs of their own thanks to a John Buck two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. Zambrano went seven innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits while striking out seven.

Heath Bell continued to struggle out of the bullpen, allowing two runs in the top of the ninth to give New York a 4-2 lead before the Marlins' heroics took over. His ERA on the year is now at 10.03.

The Marlins' next game is on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Miami.

Please head over to Fish Stripes for more on this series and all things Miami Marlins baseball. For some perspective from the other dugout, please check out Amazin' Avenue, SB Nation's New York Mets blog. You can also read more about this and every Major League Baseball series at the SB Nation MLB hub page.

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