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NEW YORK -- Daniel Murphy's tie-breaking RBI triple fueled a three-run seventh inning for the New York Mets, who snapped a two-game losing streak Saturday with a come-from-behind 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

David Wright had three hits and two runs scored for the Mets while catcher John Buck had another big day with an RBI double in the sixth inning as well as two sacrifice flies. Buck has nine RBI in five games after recording just 41 RBI in 106 games for the Marlins last year.

Ike Davis had two hits while leadoff batter Mike Baxter scored twice and reached base three times in his first start of the season.

Brandon Lyon earned the win with a scoreless eighth. The pitcher of record at the time the Mets took the lead was Josh Edgin, but he allowed a game-tying RBI single to Greg Dobbs, the only batter he faced.

Mets starter Jonathon Niese lasted six innings for the 22nd straight time, the longest active streak in the bigs. Niese gave up two runs, one earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out five.

Ryan Webb took the loss for the Marlins after allowing three runs -- all in the seventh -- in 1 2/3 innings.

With one out in the seventh, Baxter walked, stole second and went to third when Miguel Olivo's throw sailed into center field. He scored easily on Murphy's triple and Murphy came home on David Wright's single past a drawn-in infield.

Wright then stole second and went to third on another throwing error by Olivo. Following an intentional walk to Davis, Buck brought Wright home with his second sacrifice fly.

Collin Cowgill hit a home run in the eighth inning for the Mets' final run.

Dobbs had a pair of RBI singles, Juan Pierre scored two runs and Olivo and Giancarlo Stanton each had two hits for the Marlins, who led 1-0 in the first and 2-1 in the fifth before tying it at 3-3 in the sixth.

But a chance to take the lead again in the sixth ended in bizarre fashion when Dobbs was called out after Pierre collided with Buck in foul territory following Dobbs' two-out RBI single. Pierre scored standing up but Baxter's throw from right field sailed to the right of Buck and Pierre crashed into Buck as he tried to throw to second base.

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in 5 1/3 innings.

Notes: The red-hot Buck will get a day off Sunday when he sits in favor of backup catcher Anthony Recker, who has yet to record a plate appearance. ... Niese has lasted at least six innings in 28 of his last 32 starts dating back to the beginning of last season. ... Olivo also committed two errors in a game last April 29, when he was playing for the Seattle Mariners against the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Marlins bench coach Rob Leary interrupted Redmond's pregame press conference to present the manager with the lineup card from his first big league win the night before. Other Marlins coaches such as hitting coach Tino Martinez applauded as Redmond took the card. "That'll be in my office," Redmond said as he carefully placed it next to him in the dugout. "That's pretty cool."

But a chance to take the lead again in the sixth ended in bizarre fashion when Dobbs was called out after Pierre collided with Buck in foul territory following Dobbs' two-out RBI single. Pierre scored standing up but Baxter's throw from right field sailed to the right of Buck and Pierre crashed into Buck as he tried to throw to second base.

Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three in 5 1/3 innings.

Notes: The red-hot Buck will get a day off Sunday when he sits in favor of backup catcher Anthony Recker, who has yet to record a plate appearance. ... Niese has lasted at least six innings in 28 of his last 32 starts dating back to the beginning of last season. ... Olivo also committed two errors in a game last April 29, when he was playing for the Seattle Mariners against the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Marlins bench coach Rob Leary interrupted Redmond's pregame press conference to present the manager with the lineup card from his first big league win the night before. Other Marlins coaches such as hitting coach Tino Martinez applauded as Redmond took the card. "That'll be in my office," Redmond said as he carefully placed it next to him in the dugout. "That's pretty cool."
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