The Mets came from behind and beat the Marlins 6-4 in Miami this evening. Bartolo Colon wasn't at his best, but he gave up just two runs in five innings, one of which was unearned and scored only because of Kevin Plawecki's failure to record a force out at home plate with the bases loaded in the second.
Down 2-0, the Mets got their first two runs on a James Loney single in the fourth and a Michael Conforto sac fly in the sixth. Hansel Robles coughed up that lead in the bottom of that inning, but the Mets came back again, as Conforto singled in a run in the eighth to tie the game and Matt Reynolds drove in the go-ahead run later in that inning.
In the ninth, Alejandro De Aza drove in a pair of insurance runs, which were important, on an automatic double. That gave the Mets a three-run lead, which wound up being important. After Jerry Blevins, Jim Henderson, and Addison Reed combined for two-and-a-third scoreless innings, Jeurys Familia gave up one run in his inning of work in the ninth but completed the save immediately after doing so.
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