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Mets slug three homers, tee off on Marlins pitching en route to a 10-4 victory

Harrison Bader, Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor homered Wednesday night for the host New York Mets, who never trailed in a 10-4 win against over the Miami Marlins.

Tyrone Taylor tied a career high with four hits while Bader, Marte and Francisco Alvarez each finished with two RBI for the Mets, who have won seven of the past 11 games. The four-hit game for Taylor was his second, joining a 4-for-5 effort for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Detroit Tigers on Sept. 9, 2020.

Dane Myers, Emmanuel Rivera, Bryan De La Cruz and Jazz Chisholm Jr. all had an RBI for the Marlins, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Bader, who batted second Wednesday for the first time this season, opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run homer off Braxton Garrett (2-2).

Myers and Rivera had run-scoring hits in the top of the second against David Peterson (2-0). The Mets took the lead for good by scoring three times in the bottom half, when Alvarez and J.D. Martinez sandwiched RBI singles around Mark Vientos scoring on an error by second baseman Otto Lopez.

The Marlins scored twice in the fifth, when De La Cruz laced an RBI double and came home on Chisholm’s two-out single, before the Mets began pulling away on Marte’s homer into the second deck in left field in the bottom half of the inning.

Vientos hit an RBI single in the seventh, and Alvarez extended the lead to 8-4 by beating out the back end of a potential inning-ending double play. Lindor homered leading off the eighth, and Marte added a two-out RBI single.

Lindor, Marte and Bader had two hits apiece.

Peterson allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out one over five innings. Dedniel Nunez, Jake Diekman and Reed Garrett limited the Marlins to one hit over the final four innings.

Chisholm and Tim Anderson had two hits apiece for the Marlins.