MIAMI (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes snapped a slump with a two-run double to break a tie in the ninth inning Tuesday night, giving the New York Mets the best 10-game start in franchise history when they beat Miami 8-6.
The Mets (9-1) earned their seventh consecutive victory, their longest winning streak in two years. Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of solo homers for the Mets, who blew a three-run lead and then came from behind.
For the second night in a row, the teams drew the smallest crowd in the seven-season history of Marlins Park. Attendance was 6,516.
The score was 6-all in the ninth when Amed Rosario reached on a throwing error by third baseman Brian Anderson. Brad Ziegler (0-2) walked Michael Conforto, and Cespedes grounded a one-out double down the line just past Anderson.
With the hit, Cespedes ended a 1-for-21 slump that included 13 strikeouts.
Miami’s Justin Bour hit his first two home runs of the season, each with a man on.
Hansel Robles (2-0) pitched a scoreless eighth. Jeurys Familia followed with a perfect ninth for his sixth save, most in the majors.
The Mets’ Jacob deGrom couldn’t hold a 3-0 lead, and Bour’s two-run homer put Miami ahead. Bour hit another two-run homer off Jacob Rhame in the seventh to break a 4-all tie.
Solo homers by Wilmer Flores and Cabrera in the eighth off Kyle Barraclough made it 6-all.
DeGrom was a little unlucky in the fifth, when he allowed four runs. Pinch-hitter Yadiel Rivera and Miguel Rojas reached on scratch singles sandwiched around a single by Derek Dietrich. After Starlin Castro hit a sacrifice fly, Bour drove an 0-2 fastball over the wall the opposite way.
He hit another drive to the opposite field off Rhame for his fourth career multi-homer game. Bour came into the game batting .162 with one extra-base hit, and the Marlins totaled only three homers in their first 10 games.
Marlins starter Caleb Smith struck out seven but allowed three runs in five innings.
Marlins: RHP Dan Straily (forearm) said he felt good after throwing a bullpen session, and he hopes he’ll need only two rehab starts before joining the rotation. … C J.T. Realmuto (back) had six at-bats as a DH in an extended spring game.
Before the game, the Mets recalled RHP Corey Oswalt from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned OF Brandon Nimmo to Las Vegas. … Because of rain in the area, the roof at Marlins Park was closed for the first time this season.
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler, who is being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, will make his first big league start of the season in the series finale Wednesday against LHP Jarlin Garcia (0-0, 1.80), who will make his first career start.
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