PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Miami's Matt den Dekker hit a pair of home runs and starting pitcher Jose Urena held the Mets scoreless into the fifth inning in the Marlins' 7-5 win over New York at First Data Field on Sunday.Playing against the team he came up with, den
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Miami's Matt den Dekker hit a pair of home runs and starting pitcher Jose Urena held the Mets scoreless into the fifth inning in the Marlins' 7-5 win over New York at First Data Field on Sunday.
Playing against the team he came up with, den Dekker hit a pair of solo shots - the first to lead off the second inning against Jacob deGrom, then in the sixth off reliever David Roseboom. deGrom went 5 1/3 innings in his longest outing of the spring.
The Marlins scored six times in the sixth as they strung together five hits in the first seven batters, including a walk.
Adeiny Hechavarria tripled in a run, Dee Gordon singled in one and Brandon Barnes slugged a two-run homer off reliever Erik Goeddel.
Urena tossed 4 1/3 innings, allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four in earning the win. Hunter Adkins, Greg Nappo, Tyler Kinley and Brandon Cunniff worked in relief.
Ichiro Suzuki, Hechavarria, den Dekker and Brian Anderson each had two hits for Miami.
The Mets put up all of their runs in the ninth as they attempted to rally.
Asdrubal Cabrera had a pair of hits for the Mets, while Matt Oberste, Xorge Carrillo, Ty Kelly and Champ Stuart drove in runs.
Marlins Up Next: The Marlins take on the Braves at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Monday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Stephen Fife goes for Miami, with Atlanta starting R.A. Dickey. The Marlins are sending a number of regulars, including Dee Gordon, J.T. Realmuto, Justin Bour, Marcell Ozuna and Adeiny Hechavarria.
Mets Up Next: New York travels to Lakeland's Joker Marchant Stadium to face Detroit at 1:05 p.m. ET Monday. Matt Harvey will make his fourth start while Josh Smoker will continue his bid to make the staff. Smoker has tossed 9 1/3 innings in nine appearances, with a 0.96 ERA and five hits allowed.
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