Lindor Homers, knocks at 4 as the Mets beat the Marlins

Miami Francisco Lindor hit the ball twice and drove in four games to lead the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 5-3 on Friday night.

Mark Kanha also went deep and pitched Taijuan Walker six innings of the three-stroke ball for the NL East leaders. Walker (6-2) allowed eight hits, walked twice and hit five times.

The three contestants scored a base-loaded Lindor double in sixth which gave New York a 5-2 lead.

Miami player Sandy Alcantara (7-3), who entered with a 1.72 ERA, gave up five runs — four earned — and six hits in seven rounds. The right-hander has gone at least seven innings in nine straight rounds.

“He’s one of the best players,” said Mets manager Buck Showalter. “We were lucky to get a good match to keep it close so we can do some things.”

Before Lindor weakened to a deep right position, Starling Marte looked like he was playing a double. But the Mets successfully challenged second baseman Willian Astudillo failed to tag sprinter Brandon Nemo, and Mart overcame Astudillo’s throw for first. Thomas Nido, who led the run with one song, finished third.

“It changed the momentum in our favour,” Lindor said.

Showalter added, “The play is going on but you can’t punish the runner on the outside call. It kind of stops him. Nimmo put in a good play there.”

Marlins director Don Mattingly considered it a byproduct of the re-show that allowed Nimmo to base.

“It’s a thing when he’s calling him, if he’s my runner, I’d say he stopped because he called him,” Mattingly said. “Really, I think it’s more of a replay rule than anything else.”

Astudillo entered sixth after Jazz left Chisholm Jr due to back spasms.

And Garrett Cooper got a walker double against loyalist Drew Smith with bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh over Miami in the course of 5-3. Adam Otavino Jesús Aguilar retired on the way to the center and made a healthy goal.

Edwin Diaz worked around two solo goals in the ninth inning without a goal for his 15th save.

In addition to his second straight win over the Marlins, Walker picked NL stolen base captain John Bertie to start in the opening inning. Nido, a Mets hunter, also kicked Bertie out for a robbery attempt at 9, ending his streak of successful attempts at 21.

“He stole two from me last time,” Walker said, “so I was about to take him out for the last game.” “He’ll run. I felt like if you happened to grab a little early, it would turn off your running game for the rest of the day.”

The loss interrupted the Marlins’ winning streak at home by six games.

Canha broke a 1-all tie with Homer solo off Alcantara in the fifth. Alcantara retired 11 in a row before driving Canha who landed in the left field seats.

The Marlins responded in the lower half when Berti scored Jorge Soler’s goal. Bertie hit a single and moved up to third on Chisholm’s single to the right.

Lindor gave the Mets a quick lead with his single shot at the start. The Alcantara diver dug 99 mph up the wall in the center for his 12th home.

“One of the best shooters in the league for sure,” Lindor said. “I had a good plan and I executed it.”

This was the first home run that Alcantara had allowed since May 11, at a 61 1/3 run.

“Lindor’s got me tonight,” said Alcantara. “He was aggressive. I want to take some credit for him. I lost the fight tonight.”

Singles Cooper tied it in the bottom half.

Rosser moves

The Mets returned C James McCann from the injured list and option C Patrick Mazeika to Triple-A Syracuse. … RHP Seth Lugo was activated from the paternity list Thursday and RHP Yoan López of Syracuse was selected.

coach room

Mets: The RHP Max Scherzer (slash strain) will not be activated to start the final series on Sunday. Showalter said Scherzer is making progress but he’s not where he needs to be yet. He can begin a second rehab in the minor league before rejoining the major league rotation. …Depending on his Bulls Day outcome, RHP Carlos Carrasco (Lumbar Tightness) could make his next scheduled start.

Marlins: INF Miguel Rojas had a latent scrape due to a bone bruise in his right foot. … 3B/of Brian Anderson (light disc bulge) was DH for Triple-A Jacksonville. Anderson played five games at third base with the minor league club Thursday.

God’s memory

Before the match, there was a moment of silence to commemorate the first anniversary of the collapse of a 12-story apartment building in neighboring Surfside. Ninety-eight residents died in the collapse.

next one

Mets RHP Chris Bassitt (5-4, 4.03 ERA) begins game two of the series on Saturday against LHP Trevor Rogers (3-6, 5.83).

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