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Marlins beat Mets 5-2 behind Cooper, De La Cruz

Jul 8, 2022, 8:18 AM | Updated: 9:01 pm

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Tanner Scott, right, celebrates with catcher Jacob Stallings, left, af...

Miami Marlins relief pitcher Tanner Scott, right, celebrates with catcher Jacob Stallings, left, after a baseball game against the New York Mets, Friday, July 8, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — Garrett Cooper hit a two-run homer off the right field foul pole and Bryan De La Cruz doubled three times as the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 5-2 Friday night for their seventh win in nine games.

Pablo López (6-4) allowed one run and four hits in five innings for the Marlins, who had lost two straight after a six-game winning streak.

“Very good lineup, very deep,” López said of the Mets. “There’s not a lot of situations where you can take a pitch off.”

Dylan Floro, Anthony Bass and Tanner Scott each pitched a scoreless inning. Scott got his 11th save in 13 chances, finishing a five-hitter.

Chris Bassitt (6-6), activated from the COVID-19 injured list, started for the first time since winning at Miami on June 25. He gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Jesús Aguilar led off the second with an infield hit, advanced when Avisail Garcia singled and scored as De La Cruz doubled over left fielder Mark Canha.

Brandon Nimmo’s eighth homer, his third in five games, tied the score in the third.

De La Cruz, who matched his career high with three hits, doubled leading off the fifth and scored on Joey Wendle’s sacrifice fly, then doubled with one out in the seventh but was stranded.

“It’s coming around,” De La Cruz said. “I’ve been working really hard the last few days and really quickly I can see some of the results.”

De La Cruz is the first Miami player to hit three doubles in a game since Miguel Rojas on Sept. 17, 2019.

“That’s probably as good as he’s swung it, kind of power all over, too,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “He’s been heating up.”

Cooper homered in the eighth for a 4-1 lead as Smith allowed a home run for his third straight outing.

“As a reliever, you’ll go through these patches,” Smith said.

Francisco Lindor hit his 14th homer in the bottom half, a drive off Steven Okert. New York loaded the bases before Okert retired Eduardo Escobar on an inning-ending popout.

Jacob Stallings drove in a run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth against Joely Rodríguez.

“Being able to add on there obviously makes us feel better,” Mattingly said. “Takes a little pressure off of our bullpen.”

MOVES

Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernández was recalled from Jacksonville and RHP Tommy Nance was optioned to the Triple-A team.

Mets: RHP Jake Reed was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Reed was pitched two innings of scoreless relief in the series opener.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (stress reaction in right scapula) made his second rehab start for Class A St. Lucie Friday night in Daytona, allowing three hits in three scoreless innings with six strikeouts and no walks. He threw 29 of 36 pitches for strikes. The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner last pitched in the major leagues on July 7, 2021. … RHP Trevor May (right triceps inflammation) threw on the outfield grass a few hours before first pitch.

UP NEXT

Marlins: Rookie LHP Braxton Garrett (1-3, 4.25 ERA) allowed one run in 7 1/3 innings Monday at Washington.

Mets: RHP Carlos Carrasco (9-4, 4.64 ERA) starts a game after the Mets retire the No, 17 of former first baseman and current broadcaster Keith Hernandez.

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