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NEW YORK -- Right fielder Curtis Granderson's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning Friday night capped a wild two-run rally by the New York Mets, who edged the Miami Marlins 4-3 at Citi Field.

First baseman Lucas Duda led off the ninth with a single off Marlins closer Steve Cishek, whose streak of 33 straight saves ended. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud followed with a bunt to move Duda to second.

After pinch-hitter Bobby Abreu lined out to left, shortstop Omar Quintanilla - who entered the game in a double switch in the seventh inning - singled to left. The lumbering Duda was waved home by third base coach Tim Teufel, but left fielder Christian Yelich slipped and Duda scored standing up.

Pinch-hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis followed with a double. Granderson, who entered the night hitting .137 and was hitless in his first four at-bats of the night, hit a scorching grounder to first base that skipped under the legs of Garrett Jones as Quintanilla trotted home.

It was the second walk-off RBI of the week for Granderson, who had a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning of a 4-3 win on Sunday.

Right-hander Jeurys Familia earned the win for the Mets.

David Wright and Daniel Murphy had RBI hits on consecutive pitches in the third for the Mets (13-10), who have won five of their last six games. Wright was 2-for-4 while d'Arnaud had a pair of singles.

Right-hander Zack Wheeler was in line for the win for the Mets after he wriggled out of three first-and-third jams in six innings. Wheeler allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out 10.

Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jones hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the eighth to give the Marlins (10-13) a 3-2 lead.

Jones finished with two hits for the Marlins. Center fielder Marcell Ozuna had an RBI single in the fifth. Yelich went 0-for-4 as his 17-game hitting streak came to an end.

Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez, who threw a two-hit shutout in his previous start Sunday against Seattle, allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings.

The Mets scored twice in the third inning when left fielder Eric Young led off with an infield single, stole second, went to third on a flyout by Granderson and scored on Wright's single. One pitch later, Murphy doubled to left field to bring home Wright.

The Marlins, who stranded runners at the corners in the first and did not get their first hit until the fourth, took advantage of Wheeler's wildness to cut the gap in half in the fifth.

Derek Dietrich worked a leadoff walk, went to second on Alvarez's sacrifice and took third on a Wheeler wild pitch. After a walk to Yelich, Ozuna singled home Dietrich. Wheeler escaped the jam by getting Giancarlo Stanton to fly out to the warning track in right.

NOTES: Mets C Travis d'Arnaud stole the first base of his big-league career when he swiped second in the second inning. ... Four different pitchers have posted saves this year for the Mets, including RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on Thursday. There are four teams in the majors -- Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners -- that have fewer than four saves all season. ... Marlins IF Ed Lucas, who has been on the disabled list all season with a broken left hand, was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on Friday night with Class A Jupiter. ... Marlins RHP Jacob Turner is scheduled to make his second rehab start for Jupiter on Monday. Turner made one start for the Marlins before going on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder on April 9 (retroactive to April 4).
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