Jeurys Familia Wastes Narrow Lead as Mets Fall to Marlins

J. T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro each hit a run-scoring single off closer Jeurys Familia in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Mets on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Jacob deGrom dodged trouble throughout seven scoreless innings and Brandon Nimmo homered in the fifth for the Mets. But the Marlins broke through against Familia (2-2), who has four blown saves in 17 chances this season.

After stranding 10 runners over eight innings, Miami got a one-out single from pinch-hitter Martin Prado in the ninth. Derek Dietrich followed with a double that left runners at second and third.

Realmuto looped a tying single to center field, but Michael Conforto threw out Dietrich at the plate as Realmuto advanced to second on the play. After an intentional walk to Justin Bour, Castro lined a go-ahead single to left.

Familia was then booed by the crowd of 24,808, and again when he got out of the inning.

Adam Conley (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning and Brad Ziegler worked the ninth for his ninth save, retiring pinch-hitter Wilmer Flores with a runner on second to end the game.

Last-place Miami took two of three in a low-scoring series and improved to 2-4 against the Mets this year. Marlins starter Dan Straily allowed four hits in six solid innings, and Miami has won all five of his starts this season.

The lowest-scoring team in the majors, the Marlins are 14-13 since opening the season 5-17. They have won eight of their last 13 games at Citi Field.

DeGrom struck out eight and walked two. He has allowed only one run his past 33⅓ innings, despite a brief stint on the disabled list due to a hyperextended right elbow.

Seth Lugo worked a one-hit eighth for the Mets, extending his shutout streak to a career-best 15 innings dating to May 1.

Catcher Kevin Plawecki (broken left hand) and relief pitcher Hansel Robles (sprained right knee) were scheduled to begin rehab assignments at Class AAA Las Vegas. … Catcher Devin Mesoraco (bruised left elbow) was back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench Tuesday. … With the Mets in the middle of playing 18 games in 17 days, shortstop Amed Rosario will get a day off soon, Manager Mickey Callaway said.

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