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WATCH: Marlins rally in eighth for win over Mets

Sep 29, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrates with first baseman Pete Alonso (20) after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 29, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrates with first baseman Pete Alonso (20) after hitting a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Miguel Rojas hit a go-ahead, two-run single in the eighth inning as the visiting Miami Marlins halted a seven-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

The Marlins (65-93) were held to one hit in the first seven innings before stringing together a rally against New York starter Taijuan Walker and Seth Lugo (4-3).

Lewin Diaz opened the eighth with a double to center field, and Walker was lifted after issuing a one-out walk to Eddy Alvarez.

Alex Jackson, who had the only hit off Walker entering the inning, made it 2-1 when he doubled to center off Lugo. After Lugo struck out pinch hitter Nick Fortes, Rojas gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead when he singled in front of right fielder Michael Conforto before he was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a double.

Miami’s rally spoiled a terrific showing for Walker, who completed his first season with the Mets by losing his final eight decisions. Walker allowed two runs on two hits in a season-high 7 1/3 innings.

Walker struck out five, walked three and threw 90 pitches while inducing a pair of double plays.

Before New York blew the game, it held a 2-0 lead on Conforto’s 13th homer in the fourth and a two-out RBI double by Brandon Nimmo in the fifth that occurred after Walker beat out an infield single.

The Mets (75-83) fell to 19-35 since Aug. 1 after holding first place in the NL East for most of the season.

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Miami’s Elieser Hernandez allowed two runs on six hits in five innings. He struck out six, walked none and threw 65 pitches.

Four relievers followed Hernandez with a scoreless inning apiece. Steven Okert (3-1) was credited with the win when the Marlins rallied, and Dylan Floro struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 19 chances.

–Field Level Media