Marlins Rally To Beat Mets 8-5
MIAMI (AP) Gaby Sanchez hit a pair of two-run homers and the Florida Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by rallying past the New York Mets 8-5 Saturday night.
Sanchez hit his 15th homer in the sixth inning to put the Marlins ahead for the first time since their homestand began Tuesday. He added another homer in the seventh and has three in the past two games.
The Marlins trailed 2-0 when Emilio Bonifacio started their comeback with an infield single in the sixth. That extended his career-best hitting streak to 22 games, the longest active streak in the majors.
Bonifacio added a second infield hit, scored twice, robbed Angel Pagan of a hit with a nifty play at third base and tied a career high with his 21st stolen base.
Logan Morrison hit his 14th homer for Florida.
Reyes finished 3 for 5 to increase his NL-leading average to .352.
David Wright, playing in his second game after being sidelined for two months by a back injury, had a two-run single for New York. He was retired three other times, stranding six runners, and he made his second throwing error in as many nights.
Chris Capuano (8-10) lost for the second time this week going against Clay Hensley, the victor when they faced each other Monday in New York. Hensley, who became a starter again this week after spending the past three years as a reliever, departed after five innings trailing 2-0.
Bonifacio’s single started the Marlins’ rally in the sixth. He scored on a triple by Omar Infante, and Sanchez’s homer put Florida ahead 4-3. Morrison homered with two out.
Sanchez’s second home run made it 7-3. The multihomer game was the second for the All-Star first baseman.
Florida went 4 for 9 with runners in scoring position after going 5 for 33 in those situations in the first four games of the homestand.
The game was scoreless until the fifth, when New York scored twice after the first two batters were retired. Reyes singled and stole second, and after consecutive walks loaded the bases, Wright hit a two-run single.
Notes: The Mets’ Jason Bay was back in the lineup after missing two games with a right hamstring injury. He was dropped to seventh in the order for the first time this year. … Morrison’s homer was only his second off a lefty this year. … The switch-hitting Bonifacio is batting .345 against lefties. … Marlins CF Mike Cameron made a diving catch to rob Daniel Murphy of a hit in the fourth, and RF Mike Stanton made a sliding catch of Wright’s fly to end the game.