Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night for their sixth straight win.
The New York Mets haven’t been in first place this late in five years.
Giancarlo Stanton broke out of a slump with three hits and four RBIs, Dee Gordon and Ichiro Suzuki each scored two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Jarred Cosart issued an apology earlier this month for his role in an investigation with potentially serious consequences.
The Miami Marlins took a seven-run lead into the seventh inning, and then had to work a little extra to pull out their first win of the season.
Dan Haren considered retirement during the offseason before deciding to pitch for the Miami Marlins, who have tabbed him as Friday night’s starter.
The Atlanta Braves scored seven runs in the first inning off Mat Latos and beat the Miami Marlins for the second day in a row to start the season, 12-2 on Tuesday night.
Adam Wainwright pitched into the seventh inning in St. Louis’ 3-2 loss to Miami on Tuesday, and manager Mike Matheny said the ace right-hander will start for the Cardinals on opening night against the Cubs.
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera played the field for the first time this spring, doing fine at first base as Detroit beat the Miami Marlins 8-4 Wednesday.
Henderson Alvarez went into his comically exaggerated crouch before the first pitch, as per his custom, and then threw with typical efficiency to help the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets’ split squad 8-7 Saturday.