The Mets beat the Marlins with ease to open a three-game series before the All-Star break. Zack Wheeler was very good, allowing just one run in six-and-two-thirds innings, and the Mets’ lineup had no trouble scoring against Henderson Alvarez—a pitcher who entered the game with a 2.27 ERA on the season.
A Ruben Tejada single plated a run in the second, and Zack Wheeler doubled to score him later in the inning, too. Lucas Duda hit a bomb of a two-run home run in the third, and David Wright hit a home run of his own into the second deck in left field in the sixth. And just for a little extra insurance, Juan Lagares drove in Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who had tripled, with a single in the seventh. All in all, it was a great game.
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