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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Recap: Game 146 - Marlins (3) at Mets (4) - Duda, Brown Power Mets to Victory, Niese has Nice Outing

Miami (54-92)010010100371
N.Y. Mets (65-81)«01000300x450

W: J. Niese (7-7) L: B. Hand (0-1) S: L. Hawkins (9)
HR: MIA - G. Stanton (21),G. Stanton (22)   NYM - A. Brown (7),L. Duda (13)


Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and New York overcame two solo shots by Giancarlo Stanton, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night behind Jonathon Niese.

It was Duda's 13th home run in the majors this season -- the previous 11 were solo shots. He was recalled from the minors Aug. 24 and has been filling in at first base for injured Ike Davis, hoping to show the Mets he still belongs in their plans.

Andrew Brown also went deep for the Mets, outhomered 13-0 by Washington at Citi Field in a four-game sweep that ended Thursday.

Niese (7-7) struck out seven and walked none over 6 1/3 innings, improving to 4-1 in seven starts since returning from a shoulder injury last month. New York won for the third time in 12 September games and upped its mark to 6-10 this season against the Marlins, who have the NL's worst record at 54-92.

LaTroy Hawkins got three straight outs for his ninth save, ending a quick game that took 2 hours, 30 minutes. He struck out Stanton with a 92 mph fastball and retired Justin Ruggiano on a long fly to the warning track in right-center.

Game Notes

Turner (right hamstring) probably will be sidelined until at least the middle of next week. ... New York rookie Travis d'Arnaud got dinged when Lucas' backswing hit the catcher on top of his helmet in the second inning. Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came out to check on d'Arnaud, who remained in the game. ... Mets RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka turned 33. Matsuzaka (0-3, 8.00 ERA) is slated to start against RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-4, 4.34) in the opener of Saturday's traditional doubleheader, scheduled to make up a June 7 rainout. Carlos Torres faces Miami RHP Jacob Turner in the nightcap.

Box Score:

Adeiny Hechavarria SS400000001.225
Placido Polanco 3B400000002.247
Christian Yelich LF400000001.284
Giancarlo Stanton RF422200202.256
Justin Ruggiano CF400000002.220
Ed Lucas 1B312010001.242
  Logan Morrison PH100000000.249
Donovan Solano 2B301110000.251
Koyie Hill C301000001.242
Brad Hand P200000000.000
  Ryan Webb P000000000.333
  Chris Coghlan PH101000000.274
  Dan Jennings P000000000.000
Eric Young LF411010001.255
Juan Lagares CF-RF400000001.261
Daniel Murphy 2B401000001.281
Andrew Brown RF221100120.248
  Matt den Dekker CF000000000.242
Lucas Duda 1B411300102.236
Zach Lutz 3B201000010.308
Travis d`Arnaud C300000000.145
Ruben Tejada SS300000000.199
Jon Niese P200000001.212
  Scott Atchison P000000000.000
  Mike Baxter PH100000001.202
  Vic Black P000000000.000
  Pedro Feliciano P000000000.000
  LaTroy Hawkins P000000000.000

E_D.Solano. LOB_Miami 3, NY Mets 4. 2B_E.Lucas, D.Solano, E.Young. HR_G.Stanton (21) off J.Niese, G.Stanton (22) off J.Niese, A.Brown (7) off B.Hand, L.Duda (13) off B.Hand. GIDP_B.Hand. DP_NY Mets 1 (J.Niese, R.Tejada and D.Murphy).

Brad Hand (L 0-1)5.254424291-563.18
Ryan Webb1.100000011-72.95
Dan Jennings1.000012017-93.93
Jon Niese (W 7-7)6.1633072103-713.88
Scott Atchison (H 7)0.20000105-44.38
Vic Black (H 1)0.210001010-84.66
Pedro Feliciano (H 2)0.10000004-25.19
LaTroy Hawkins (S 9)1.000001015-103.25

T_2:30. A_20562.
Umpires_Home,Mike Everitt; First, Dan Bellino; Second, Toby Basner; Third, Hal Gibson III.

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