MIAMI (AP) — Eric Campbell’s tiebreaking pinch single and Juan Lagares’ two-run triple highlighted a four-run eighth inning that helped send the New York Mets to a 5-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.READ MORE: Attorney: School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre; Parkland Families React
Jonathan Niese (6-9) allowed one run and four hits in seven innings for the NL East-leading Mets, who won their fifth consecutive game.
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Lucas Duda drove a ball over right fielder Cole Gillespie for a single leading off the eighth against Mike Dunn (1-5) and Travis d’Arnaud followed with a base hit. Campbell batted for Niese and hit a soft line drive into shallow left field over the outstretched glove of shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.
Lagares’s tripled to make it 4-1 and scored on Curtis Granderson’s double.
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