MIAMI (AP) — Closer Jeurys Familia finally got the last out and the New York Mets halted Miami’s furious six-run rally in the ninth inning, holding off the Marlins 8-6 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.READ MORE: Finding This Year’s Most Popular Toys May Be Challenging Because Of Supply Chain Issues
Ahead 8-0 going into the ninth, the NL East-leading Mets saw the Marlins actually bring the potential winning run to the plate. Familia retired Christian Yelich on a sharp grounder with two runners on base to end it.
Juan Uribe hit a three-run homer and Lucas Duda drove in three runs, giving Matt Harvey (10-7) a huge lead. Harvey pitched seven dominant innings, giving up two hits and striking out six without a walk.
Mets relievers Eric O’Flaherty, acquired Tuesday from Oakland, Hansel Robles and Familia all struggled in the ninth. Familia gave up two hits, but got Yelich for his 29th save in 34 chances. Yelich made two outs in the last inning.
David Phelps (4-8) went 4 1-3 innings as Miami lost its third in a row.
The Marlins had managed just three hits until their late surge.
Justin Bour hit an RBI double and scored on Ichiro Suzuki’s single off O’Flaherty. Robles issued a two-out walk that loaded the bases and pinch-hitter Miguel Rojas sliced a three-run double that made it 8-5.
Dee Gordon greeted Familia with an RBI single and Derek Dietrich followed with an infield single. Yelich then grounded out to Duda at first base.READ MORE: Experts Don't Anticipate National Supply Chain Crisis To End Anytime Soon
Miami has lost 10 of 12 and Phelps has dropped five straight decisions.
Uribe, acquired recently from Atlanta, homered in the fifth for a 7-0 lead.
Yoenis Cespedes, another Mets newcomer, hit an RBI single and Duda delivered a two-run double that made it 3-0 in the third.
Mets: OF Michael Cuddyer, on the 15-Day DL since July 22 with left knee inflammation, might return in the upcoming series at Tampa Bay. “He will play when I think he should play,” manager Terry Collins said. “I really don’t have anything more to say except that we have a DH in Tampa Bay. He might DH one game there.”
Mets: Start a three-game series against the Rays on Friday. Jacob deGrom (10-6. 2.09 ERA) is 7-2 with a 1.47 ERA over his last 13 starts. RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 2.86 ERA) starts for the Rays.
Marlins: Begin a four-game road trip Thursday against Atlanta. RHP Jose Urena (1-5, 4.37 ERA) will start against Braves RHP Matt Wisler (5-2, 4.44). Urena has lost three of his last four starts.MORE NEWS: One Area To Watch In Atlantic Over Next Week
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