Brinson’s 1st-inning Grand Slam Helps Marlins Beat Mets 6-3

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Lewis Brinson connected for a first-inning expansive slam to backmost Jesús Luzardo successful his Miami debut, and the last-place Marlins bushed the NL East-leading New York Mets 6-3 Monday night.

Miguel Rojas had 2 hits and scored doubly for the Marlins, who ended a four-game losing streak aft dropping each 3 games astatine location to the New York Yankees implicit the weekend.

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Brinson drove a fastball from Tylor Megill into the Mets bullpen successful right-center for his 4th homer of the season, and the 4-0 pb matched Miami’s tally full from the full bid against the Yankees.

Luzardo (3-4), acquired from the Oakland A’s for Starling Marte earlier the trading deadline, allowed 3 runs connected 4 hits successful 5 innings. The left-hander struck retired five, walked 3 and deed a batter.

Down 5-3, New York loaded the bases with 2 outs successful the eighth earlier Miami reliever Dylan Floro came connected and got Brandon Drury connected a fielder’s choice.

Floro finished with a scoreless ninth aft Michael Conforto’s leadoff pinch deed treble for his 3rd prevention successful six chances.

Javier Báez limped to the dugout aft trying to bushed retired a grounder to archetypal successful the third. Acquired by the Mets from the Chicago Cubs earlier the deadline, the two-time All-Star astir collided with Luzardo arsenic some raced to the bag. Báez remained successful the game.

Pete Alonso deed his 24th homer, a solo blast successful the third, for the Mets.

Brinson had different RBI successful the eighth erstwhile Miguel Rojas scored connected Báez’s throwing error.

The Mets reduced the aboriginal deficit, scoring doubly successful the second. Báez walked, precocious to 3rd connected J.D. Davis’ azygous and raced location connected Luzardo’s chaotic pitch. Drury’s two-out treble scored Davis.

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Megill (1-1) gave up 5 runs connected six hits successful 5 innings with 4 strikeouts.

ROSTER MOVES

The Mets acquired RHP Jake Reed disconnected waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and placed him connected the taxi squad. OF Albert Almora was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse. … The Marlins optioned OF Brian Miller to Triple-A Jacksonville to marque country for Luzardo.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: RHP Miguel Castro (health and information protocols) was placed connected the injured list.

Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernández (right quad strain) volition person his 2nd rehab duty Thursday astatine Jacksonville. Hernandez volition beryllium constricted to 60 pitches.

UP NEXT

Mets RHP Taijuan Walker (7-5, 3.71 ERA) volition commencement the 2nd crippled Tuesday. The Marlins person not announced a starter.

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