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Final Score: Mets 8, Marlins 6—Lagares, Wright have quite a night

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The Mets took an early lead and never gave it up in a win against the Marlins.

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The Mets beat the Marlins 8-6 in Miami this evening. Jon Niese was not at his best, but he somehow wound up lasting six innings. He allowed six runs in the process, but the Mets never trailed in the game after putting up two runs in the first and two more in the second against Marlins starter Brad Penny.

Among the highlights at the plate: Juan Lagares went 4-for-4 with a walk and stole two bases, David Wright went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a sacrifice fly, Travis d’Arnaud picked up three hits, and Wilmer Flores and Matt den Dekker had two hits apiece.

And the Mets’ bullpen—Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia, and Jenrry Mejia—set the Marlins down with ease in the last three innings of the game to hold on to the team’s two-run lead.

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