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|N.Y. Mets (23-35)||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||6||2|
NEW YORK -- Half the innings, twice the fun.
Derek Dietrich hit a tying home run in the eighth and second baseman Daniel Murphy's 10th-inning error allowed Logan Morrison to score the go-ahead run in his first game in 11 months, boosting the Marlins to an 8-4 victory and a two-game sweep.
"I'd rather win in nine, but I guess anything less than 20 is good," Miami manager Mike Redmond said.
Morrison singled off Bobby Parnell (4-3) leading off the 10th and went to second on Justin Ruggiano's single. Adeiny Hechavarria, whose 20th-inning single was the difference Saturday, failed in two bunt attempts, then hit a potential-double play grounder to Murphy.
Preparing for a quick throw to second, Murphy allowed the ball to skip off his glove and into right field.
"I missed it," Murphy said. "Tough for me to speak about the whole team. I can speak for myself: Frustrated."
Recovered from right knee surgery, Morrison played his first big-league game since July 28.
"Got goose bumps during the national anthem. Felt like my first day in the big leagues again," he said.
Morrison also contributed in the eighth, when he was running from second to third and got hit on the right ankle by Hechavarria's grounder, preventing a potential double play. Hechavarria was awarded a single, and Morrison was out.
"Dumbest smart guy in the world," Morrison said.
No need to repeat Saturday's 6-hour, 25-minute marathon, won by the Marlins 2-1. This one lasted "just" 3:35 and there were 333 pitches, bringing the two-game total to 894.
The last-place Marlins had a season-high 17 hits to six for the Mets. They rallied from a 4-1 deficit and improved their record against New York this year to 8-3. Miami is 10-41 against other teams.
"I can tell we like playing the Mets," said Dietrich, whose five home runs this year have all either tied the score or put the Marlins ahead.
It was the first time in 24 years that teams played a game of 20 innings or more, then went extras again the next day, according to STATS. The Houston Astros beat the Dodgers 5-4 in 22 innings at the Astrodome on June 3, 1989, a game that ended with Fernando Valenzuela playing first base for Los Angeles, then won 7-6 in 13 innings the following day.
And it was the first time since the Angels beat Seattle on April 13-14, 1982, that a team won consecutive games that went exactly 20 innings and then 10.
"It's tough to sit through 30 innings and score not even a handful of runs," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "So it's been frustrating for everybody. I'm sure it was frustrating for our fans, too."
Jonathon Niese, pitching for the first time since May 27 after skipping a turn due to a sore left shoulder, allowed three runs -- two earned -- and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Dietrich tied the score 4-4 when he connected off Scott Rice leading off the eighth.
Tom Koehler remained winless in seven career starts and 20 appearances, giving up four runs and six hits in seven innings for Miami. The 26-year-old right-hander was born in the Bronx and went to nearby New Rochelle High School and then Stony Brook University.
He was 0 for 10 at the plate before singling down the left-field line in the seventh for his first big league hit. He had about 100 family members and friends at Citi Field.
"All of a sudden, you look up and you could see them cheering you on when you're walking off the field or walking out there to stretch," Koehler said.
He leaked runs early but didn't break.
Hechavarria put Miami ahead with a run-scoring single in the second, but Murphy homered leading off the bottom half and David Wright hit a two-run double in the third, which also included Murphy's RBI grounder.
Marcell Ozuna had an RBI double off the center-field wall with two on in the sixth, and another run scored when Juan Lagares dropped the ball while transferring it from his glove to his throwing hand for an error.
While the Marlins have the worst record in the majors, they're champions against the Mets.
"We don't have a lot of wins, but we've earned every single one of them," Redmond said. "Hopefully we can build off this momentum."
|Miguel Olivo rips a two-run home run in the Marlins' four-run 10th inning rally. (USATSI)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Juan Pierre, LF||6||0||2||0||0||2||0||.240|
|Ed Lucas, 3B||5||1||2||0||1||1||2||.379|
|Derek Dietrich, 2B||6||2||2||1||0||2||3||.229|
|Marcell Ozuna, RF||5||1||2||1||0||0||2||.331|
|Logan Morrison, 1B||4||1||2||0||1||0||1||.500|
|Justin Ruggiano, CF||5||1||2||0||0||0||2||.215|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||5||1||2||1||0||0||2||.202|
|Jeff Mathis, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||3||.094|
|Mike Dunn, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Chad Qualls, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Greg Dobbs, PH||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.216|
|Steve Cishek, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Tom Koehler, P||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.100|
|Miguel Olivo, C||2||1||1||2||0||1||0||.197|
|a-hit a sacrifice fly for Qualls in the 10th|
|2B - Marcell Ozuna (13, Niese), Jeff Mathis (2, Niese)|
|HR - Derek Dietrich (5, Rice), Miguel Olivo (4, Carson)|
|SF - Greg Dobbs (2)|
|RBI - Derek Dietrich (13), Marcell Ozuna (17), Adeiny Hechavarria (16), Greg Dobbs (14), Miguel Olivo 2 (9)|
|2-OUT RBI - Adeiny Hechavarria (10)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|E - Derek Dietrich (1, Throwing)|
|Chad Qualls (W,1-0)||0.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.63|
|Pitches-Strikes - Tom Koehler 100-64, Mike Dunn 25-17, Chad Qualls 8-7, Steve Cishek 11-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tom Koehler 10-8, Mike Dunn 1-1, Steve Cishek 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Tom Koehler 27, Mike Dunn 5, Chad Qualls 2, Steve Cishek 3|
|New York Mets|
|Omar Quintanilla, SS||5||1||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|Jordany Valdespin, RF||3||0||1||0||0||0||3||.226|
|a- Marlon Byrd, PH-RF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.247|
|David Wright, 3B||4||0||1||2||0||1||0||.279|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||3||1||2||2||1||0||0||.288|
|Mike Baxter, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.212|
|Ike Davis, 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.161|
|b- Justin Turner, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.291|
|Anthony Recker, C||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.171|
|Juan Lagares, CF||4||1||1||0||0||1||0||.200|
|Jonathon Niese, P||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||.235|
|LaTroy Hawkins, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Lucas Duda, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.228|
|Scott Rice, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Brandon Lyon, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Bobby Parnell, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Robert Carson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|d- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.118|
|a-struck out for Valdespin in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Davis in the 9th|
|c-grounded out for Hawkins in the 7th|
|d-struck out for Carson in the 10th|
|2B - David Wright (8, Koehler)|
|HR - Daniel Murphy (5, Koehler)|
|RBI - David Wright 2 (34), Daniel Murphy 2 (28)|
|SB - Daniel Murphy (2, 2nd base off Qualls/Olivo)|
|CS - Jordany Valdespin (3, 3rd base by Koehler/Mathis)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Quintanilla-Murphy-Davis|
|E - Juan Lagares (3, Misplayed grounder), Daniel Murphy (4, Misplayed grounder)|
|New York Mets|
|LaTroy Hawkins (H,4)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.26|
|Scott Rice (BS,2)||0||1||1||1||0||0||1||4.23|
|Bobby Parnell (L,4-3)||1||4||3||2||0||2||0||3.04|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jonathon Niese 103-71, LaTroy Hawkins 2-2, Scott Rice 7-4, Brandon Lyon 26-15, Bobby Parnell 31-22, Robert Carson 19-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jonathon Niese 8-7, LaTroy Hawkins 1-0, Bobby Parnell 2-0, Robert Carson 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Jonathon Niese 28, LaTroy Hawkins 1, Scott Rice 1, Brandon Lyon 5, Bobby Parnell 8, Robert Carson 5|
|Attendance - 21747|
|Game Time - 3:35|
|Temperature - 80|
|Umpires - Home - Dan Bellino, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez|