Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Nick Green hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in
the bottom of the 15th inning as the Miami Marlins fought and rallied for a
4-3 victory over the New York Mets Monday in the opener of a three-game test.
Trailing 3-2 through the first half of the 15th, Greg Dobbs singled to center
with one out. Justin Ruggiano walked and Rob Brantly poked a single to right
to tie the game. Green, who finished with two hits, plated Ruggiano with a
deep fly to left field for the difference-maker.
Reliever Jon Rauch (1-2) picked up the win after lasting three innings and
allowing one run, while striking out five in the victory. Brantly finished 3-
for-7 with an RBI and Green drove in two for the Marlins, who have won two
straight for the first time since October 1-2 of 2012. That was also the last
time the Mets came to town.
John Buck had the game's only homer, a two-run blast, and Ruben Tejada hit a
tie-breaking infield single in the top of the 15th for the Mets, who extended
their season-high losing streak to five games. Shaun Marcum (0-2) was dealt
with the loss in three innings of relief, allowing both crucial runs on four
Bobby Parnell had a blown save, his second of the season, in the ninth.
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