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"That was so my head didn't get pounded and I'd have concussion syndrome tomorrow," he said.
Dobbs instead took a playful pummeling from the neck down, and he emerged from the mob scene Friday uninjured and grinning. His two-out single in the ninth inning scored Emilio Bonifacio from second base with the winning run, and the Marlins rallied to end the New York Mets' five-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory.
The Marlins scored twice in the ninth off Frank Francisco to win for the ninth time in 10 games. They were coming off an 8-1 trip, the best in franchise history.
Over the past 10 games, the Marlins have scored the decisive run in their final at-bat four times.
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"Would you want it any other way?" said Mark Buehrle, who allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings. "We'd definitely like to win some games so it's not so stressful on everybody. But we're coming out ahead, so no matter."
The Mets overcame an early 3-0 deficit. They entered the ninth leading 5-4 and on the verge of their fourth consecutive comeback win.
"We have to put that game away," manager Terry Collins said.
Instead, Giancarlo Stanton led off with a double against Francisco (1-2), then took third on a flyout and scored on a single by Bonifacio.
Bonifacio stole second to improve to 17 for 17 this season, the best such start in franchise history. After John Buck struck out, Dobbs lined the first pitch from Francisco for a single, and Bonifacio scored without a play.
When Dobbs delivered the walkoff hit, his first since 2005, the crowd of 31,007 filled the Marlins' new ballpark with gleeful noise.
"It was very loud and very fun," he said. "There's nothing to describe that kind of feeling -- with the swing of a bat and a little bloop hit, to bring 31,000 people to their feet and make them scream and clap, you feel the love and the happiness in the building. It's special."
Francisco blew his second save in 10 chances, and his ERA rose to 6.59. He said Dobbs hit a good pitch.
"You only can control where you throw the ball. You can't control the results," Francisco said. "I jammed him, but it ended up in a bad spot."
"Just one mistake, and everything changed," Santana said.
"We are certainly not used to somebody jumping on Johan like that," Collins said.
Omar Infante -- batting second for the first time this season -- drove in two runs and had three hits for Miami.
Marlins newcomer Heath Bell (1-3), who lost his job as Miami's closer after blowing four saves, pitched a perfect ninth and lowered his ERA to 9.28. Before the game, manager Ozzie Guillen said he would give Bell another try soon in the closer's role.
"It means a lot to me to get my first win as a Marlin," Bell said. "I kind of stunk it up on the road trip."
Jose Reyes led off Miami's first with a catchable triple over the head of center fielder Andres Torres. Infante followed with an RBI single, and Kearns pulled a 3-2 pitch to activate the animated home-run sculpture.
Reyes' hit meant a milestone for New York. The game was the 8,000th in Mets' history, and they've never thrown a no-hitter -- baseball's longest such streak.
The Mets trailed 3-2 before scoring three times in the eighth. David Wright led off the inning with his third hit, a double against Edward Mujica. Pinch hitter Kirk Nieuwenhuis tied the score with a one-out double, and after consecutive walks loaded the bases, pinch hitter Mike Baxter hit a two-run double off Ryan Webb.
Baxter improved to 6 for 15 (.400) as a pinch hitter.
Miami scored an unearned run in the eighth after an error by first baseman Davis.
|Greg Dobbs singles with two outs in the ninth to lift the Marlins to their ninth win in the past 10 games. (AP)|
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|New York Mets|
|Andres Torres, CF||3||0||0||0||2||0||0||.308|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||5||0||1||0||0||2||5||.308|
|David Wright, 3B||5||1||3||0||0||1||1||.387|
|Lucas Duda, RF||5||0||2||0||0||0||2||.255|
|Scott Hairston, LF||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.232|
|a- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, PH-LF||2||1||1||1||0||0||0||.308|
|Ike Davis, 1B||3||2||1||1||1||0||0||.183|
|Ronny Cedeno, SS||2||1||1||0||2||1||0||.286|
|Mike Nickeas, C||3||0||1||1||0||0||1||.222|
|b- Mike Baxter, PH||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.320|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tim Byrdak, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Frank Francisco, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Johan Santana, P||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.091|
|c- Justin Turner, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Ramon Ramirez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Rob Johnson, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||1||2||.250|
|a-doubled for Hairston in the 8th|
|b-doubled for Nickeas in the 8th|
|c-flied out for Santana in the 7th|
|d-struck out for Ramirez in the 8th|
|2B - David Wright (8, Mujica), Kirk Nieuwenhuis (6, Mujica), Mike Nickeas (2, Buehrle), Mike Baxter (4, Webb)|
|HR - Ike Davis (5, Buehrle)|
|RBI - Kirk Nieuwenhuis (11), Ike Davis (13), Mike Nickeas (4), Mike Baxter 2 (6)|
|PK - Daniel Murphy (1, Buehrle)|
|Team LOB - 9|
|DP - Cedeno-Davis|
|E - Ike Davis (3, Misplayed grounder)|
|New York Mets|
|Bobby Parnell (H,6)||0.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||2.40|
|Tim Byrdak (H,8)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||3.60|
|Frank Francisco (BS,2; L,1-2)||0.2||3||2||2||0||1||0||6.59|
|Pitches-Strikes - Johan Santana 82-56, Ramon Ramirez 22-12, Bobby Parnell 10-7, Tim Byrdak 6-3, Frank Francisco 19-13|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johan Santana 4-5, Bobby Parnell 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Johan Santana 22, Ramon Ramirez 4, Bobby Parnell 4, Tim Byrdak 1, Frank Francisco 5|
|Jose Reyes, SS||4||2||1||0||0||0||1||.234|
|Omar Infante, 2B||4||1||3||2||0||0||0||.330|
|Hanley Ramirez, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.213|
|Austin Kearns, LF||3||1||1||2||0||2||0||.258|
|a- Logan Morrison, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.277|
|Heath Bell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||4||1||2||0||0||1||0||.268|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||3||0||0||0||1||1||2||.190|
|Emilio Bonifacio, CF||4||1||2||1||0||1||1||.246|
|John Buck, C||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.192|
|Mark Buehrle, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.063|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Edward Mujica, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Ryan Webb, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Greg Dobbs, PH-LF||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||.262|
|a-struck out for Kearns in the 8th|
|b-flied out for Webb in the 8th|
|2B - Omar Infante (10, Parnell), Giancarlo Stanton (7, Francisco)|
|3B - Jose Reyes (3, Santana)|
|HR - Austin Kearns (3, Santana)|
|RBI - Omar Infante 2 (17), Austin Kearns 2 (5), Emilio Bonifacio (3), Greg Dobbs (5)|
|2-OUT RBI - Greg Dobbs (2)|
|SB - Omar Infante (2, 2nd base off Santana/Nickeas), Emilio Bonifacio 2 (17, 2nd base off Santana/Nickeas, 2nd base off Francisco/Johnson)|
|CS - Giancarlo Stanton (1, 2nd base by Santana/Nickeas)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|DP - Reyes-Infante-G. Sanchez|
|Randy Choate (H,5)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.08|
|Edward Mujica (BS,2)||0.1||2||3||3||2||0||0||4.91|
|Heath Bell (W,1-3)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||9.28|
|IBB - Davis by Edward Mujica|
|Pitches-Strikes - Mark Buehrle 102-64, Randy Choate 4-3, Edward Mujica 23-13, Ryan Webb 14-8, Heath Bell 13-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mark Buehrle 6-9, Edward Mujica 1-0, Ryan Webb 1-0, Heath Bell 2-0|
|Batters Faced - Mark Buehrle 28, Randy Choate 1, Edward Mujica 5, Ryan Webb 4, Heath Bell 3|
|Attendance - 31007|
|Game Time - 3:07|
|Temperature - 78|
|Umpires - Home - Brian Gorman, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Larry Vanover|