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MIAMI -- Rob Brantly's tie-breaking RBI double in the eighth inning helped the Miami Marlins to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Monday night.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 37th home run and Gorkys Hernandez had three hits for Miami.

Heath Bell (4-5) pitched one inning in relief for the win as Steve Cishek pitched the ninth for his 15th save in 19 opportunities.

Ramon Ramirez (3-4) walked Carlos Lee to begin the eighth and tossed a wild pitch allowing Lee to advance to second before Brantly doubled to left field to give the Marlins a 3-2 advantage.

Cishek walked Lewis with two outs in the ninth, but got Ike Davis to ground out for the final out.

Mike Baxter's RBI double gave the Mets a 2-0 lead in the top of the sixth before Stanton's solo home run in the bottom half cut the deficit to 2-1.

In the seventh, Jose Reyes hit a deep fly ball to centerfield to score Austin Kearns to tie the game at 2-2.

The Mets scored the game's first run in the fifth inning after both teams wasted opportunities earlier.

The Marlins' first two batters reached base in the bottom of the first inning, but both were caught stealing.

The Mets then had a chance to score in the top of the second. Davis led off with a single and two batters later he tried to score on a base hit by Jason Bay, but was thrown out at home by left-fielder Bryan Petersen.

The Mets had two singles again in the third, but Scott Hairston flew out to end the inning.

Starter Jeurys Familia battled control problems the first three innings, when he issued five walks, including two in the third inning with one out. Familia was able to get out of the frame as he got Reyes to fly out and Stanton to strike out.

Ronny Cedeno pinch-hit for Familia to begin the fifth and reached base on an error by third baseman Gil Velazquez. Ruben Tejada laid down a sacrifice bunt, and Daniel Murphy's single allowed Cedeno to reach third. David Wright hit an RBI single to center to score Cedeno for a 1-0 lead.

Hernandez tripled to left-center field in the fifth for the Marlins, but Reyes grounded out to end the inning

NOTES: Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson was replaced by Wade LeBlanc as the starting pitcher due to a hip flexor/hamstring injury. ... Miami agreed to a one-day contract with outfielder Adam Greenberg, who was hit by a pitch in his only Major League plate appearance seven years ago. Greenberg is expected to make a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday as his contract will be donated to charity. "I think it's good for the kid," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "We decided to do it and people have to respect that about what we're going to do with the kid. I think it's a positive. Obviously if we were in the pennant race or this game means something, or if the Mets were in the pennant race or somebody was competing against the Mets in the pennant race and we have to beat them, then it's different. I don't think it's going to kill anything to get the kid an at-bat." ... The Mets will send Cy Young Award candidate R.A. Dickey (20-6, 2.69 ERA) to the mound Tuesday to face Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner (1-4, 3.86 ERA).
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