Mets 9, Marlins 3

The SportsXchange

MIAMI -- David Wright had four hits, homered, and drove in three runs, R.A. Dickey pitched six innings, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Saturday.

Wright went 4 for 6, raising his batting average to .402, which leads the National League. It was Wright's fourth straight multi-hit game.

Andres Torres drove in two runs, and Lucas Duda and Daniel Murphy each had three hits for the Mets, who have won six of seven.

Dickey (5-1) allowed two runs as he scattered nine hits and walked one. He threw 65 of his 95 pitches for strikes.

Nolasco (4-1) surrendered six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings for the Marlins, who lost for just the second time in their last 11 games.

Wright's single in the first inning drove in Torres for the early lead. Gaby Sanchez tied the game with an RBI single in the second.

Wright gave the Mets a 2-1 lead with his fourth home run of the season to right field into the Mets bullpen.

Then in the fourth, the Mets benefited from a catcher's interference call on Brett Hayes as Torres knocked Hayes' glove off to load the bases. Kirk Nieuwenhuis took advantage of the two-out opportunity with a run-scoring single to give New York a 3-1 lead.

Nolasco allowed two hits and hit two batters, including Dickey with the bases loaded, in the sixth before Torres hit a two-run single to right, stretching the Mets lead to 6-1 and ending Nolasco's outing.

After an RBI single by Murphy, Giancarlo Stanton and Hanley Ramirez each had RBI doubles to pull Miami within 7-3.

Wright's fourth hit, a bloop single to right, capped the scoring for New York.

Jose Reyes had four hits and Logan Morrison had two hits and scored twice for the Marlins.

Notes: Wright went 2 for 3 against Nolasco, raising his average to .400 (24 of 60) in his career against the right-hander. ... With the loss, Nolasco remains tied with Dontrelle Willis for the most wins (68) in franchise history. ... Torres walked to lead off the game and now has reached base safely in all 12 games he's played. ... The Mets improved to 14-6 against National League East opponents.
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