Miami Sports Day

MLB: Marlins Chase deGrom to Even Weekend Series with Mets

MIAMI – José Fernández tied a career high with his 12th win as the Miami Marlins defeated the New York Mets 7-2 Saturday night to even their weekend series at one-game each.

The victory matched his total in 2013. He also produced his fifth career multi-hit game, and set a career high with his sixth RBI, topping his five RBI as a rookie in 2013.

The Marlins totaled 16 hits, marking the ninth time they’ve had 16-or-more hits in a game this season, which is tied for the most such games in a single season in club history.

Former Jacksonville Sun Giancarlo Stanton delivered his first four-hit game of the season, his fourth career game with four-or-more hits as he extended his home hitting streak to seven games.

Stanton put the Fish ahead to stay in the third inning with  a two-run homer off the left-field scoreboard above the 401-foot sign.  Stanton added an RBI single in the fourth and singled in the first and sixth, hiking his average to .241 after a prolonged slump.

Stanton is the first opponent to reach three career home runs against New York starter Jacob deGrom, and has hit the last three homers that deGrom has allowed. deGrom threw 3.2 innings, the second-shortest start of his career..

Christian Yelich ran his hitting streak to 10 games. He leads all opponents with 10 career hits against deGrom. Martín Prado extended his hitting streak at Marlins Park to seven games with his 32nd multi-hit game, which ranks second on the team.

METS NOTES:  Yoenis Céspedes notched his team-leading 29th multi-hit effort and has hit safely in all 12 career games he has started at Marlins Park….James Loney extended his hitting streak to seven games and has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games vs. Miami (.419/13×31) dating back to last season….Jose Reyes has hit safely in six of his last seven games at Marlins Park dating back to 2012 when he played for the Marlins…Curtis Granderson had his 21st multi-hit game this year and leads New York with 60 since the start of 2015.

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