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Game 57: Marlins @ Mets

4:30 p.m. K-Rod gives up a single to Cantu, who advances to second Paulino's drive to left-center. He gets Ross to hack at a 2-2 curveball to end the Mets' 7-6 win. The Mets have now won eight straigh at Citi Field. More to come later.

4:17 p.m. K-Rod on to try and convert his 12th save in 15 chances. He's had an up-and-down week, blowing a save on Wednesday in San Diego and making things interesting in Friday night's 4-3 win over San Diego. He got the save, but not after allowing the tying run to reach second base in the ninth.

4:14 p.m. Two on and none out for Ike Davis after Pagan walked and Bay singled to open the inning. Davis grounds to Ramirez, who makes a great stop and flips to Uggla, who completes the double play. Pagan scores on the play as Mets take their first lead of the day. Mets 7, Marlins 6

4:07 p.m. Feliciano gets Coghlan swinging on an 0-2 slider to end the inning. Pagan-Bay-Davis due up for the Mets in the eighth. They'll face righty reliever Clay Hensley, who's tied for third among NL relievers with 38 Ks. Mets 6, Marlins 6

4:00 p.m. Eight Inning Elmer Dessens on for the Mets. He shut down the Marlins in the eighth in their 4-3 win on Friday night. He's allowed a leadoff single to Gaby Sanchez to start off the eighth today. Sanchez reached second on Maybin's sac bunt before pinch-hitter Mike Lamb flew out to center. Big test for Dessens against Ramirez with two out. But Manuel bails him out, choosing to walk Ramirez, whom Dessens got to pop out with two on and two out in the seventh inning of Friday's game. Pedro Feliciano on to face Coghlan. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year entered Sunday hitting .250 against lefties and went 1-for-3 against Takahashi. Mets 6, Marlins 6

3:48 p.m. Francoeur comes up with a game-tying three-run homer to left off of Wood. It was Francoeur's sixth hoomer of the year and came on a 1-2 slider with one out in the seventh. Francoer is red-hot, hitting safely in his last ten games (18-for-34). Mets 6, Marlins 6

3:37 p.m. Paulino's sac fly off of Igarashi makes Marlins 6, Mets 3 with two out in the top of the seventh.

3:17 p.m. Ramirez shows great range to get to Bay's slow grounder up the middle. Ramirez's throw beats Bay by a step to end the sixth. Ryota Igarashi on for the Mets in the seventh. Since his May 23rd return from the DL, Igarashi is 0-1 with a 33.00 ERA in five games. Marlins 5, Mets 3

3:14 p.m. Pagan's single on a Wood 94 mph fastball plates Rod Barajas and Cora. Marlins 5, Mets 3

3:11 p.m. RHP Tim Wood on in relief of Nolasco, who leaves with the bases loaded and Reyes at the plate. Marlins 5, Mets 1

3:08 p.m. Interesting move by Cora, choosing to bunt up with two on and the Mets trailing, 5-0 in the sixth. Not sure if Manuel put called for the bunt or Cora did it on his own, but it worked. Chris Carter, pinch-hitting in Mejia's spot in the lineup, singled in Wright. Marlins 5, Mets 1

2:54 p.m. Cody Ross hits an 0-2 curveball over the left-field wall with two on and one out in the sixth to put the Marlins up, 5-0. Jenrry Mejia is on in relief of Takahashi, who allowed five runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings and is on the hook for his first loss in three starts at Citi Field and his second straight overall. Marlins 5, Mets 0

2:48 p.m. Angel Pagan's bobble of Uggla's deep fly to center allows Coghlan to tag easily at second. Cantu's single to center then drives in Coghlan with one out in the sixth. Marlins 2, Mets 0.

2:40 p.m. Angel Pagan slides under Uggla's tag to swipe his 10th bag of the year with two out in the fifth before Ike Davis grounds into a fielder's choice to end the inning. Marlins 1, Mets 0.

2:29 p.m. Great grab by Francoeur in right on a long drive by Ramirez. Frenchy tracked it down on the run, changing course as he got under the ball in deep right field near the 378-foot sign. Now that his bat is hot it will be interesting to see how the Mets divide playing time between he and Pagan once Carlos Beltran returns.

2:24 p.m. Mets have left five runners on through four innings as Nolasco has gotten in and out of trouble. Both pitchers are taking advantage of spacious Citi Field so far. Marlins 1, Mets 0.

2:05 p.m. That homer to left was Dan Uggla's 13th of the year. Came on an 0-2 slider from Takahashi that never slid. Uggla is tied with Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen and one behind Corey Hart for second in the NL. That was the first home run Takahashi has allowed at home this season. He's given up two on the road. Marlins 1, Mets 0.

1:54 p.m. Big strikeout for Takahashi right there. Two on, two out and he gets Chris Coghlan to strikeout with a nice sequence. Slider, called strike. Fastball, swinging strike. Fastball, called strike. Mets 0, Marlins 0.

1:41 p.m. Takahashi goes down swinging with the type of hack you expect to see in a t-ball league. Looks like he has the same hitch in his swing that he has in his delivery. Mets 0, Marlins 0.

1:35 p.m. There goes the no-no for Nolasco as David Wright rips a single to left. Wright collected career RBI No. 600 Saturday and needs 14 to tie Dave Kingman for fourth on the Mets' all-time list. Jeff Francoeur follows with a double to right center to extend his hitting streak to 10 games. Runners at second and third, two out and the Marlins wisely decide to put Alex Cora on to face Takahashi. Mets 0, Marlins 0

1:30 p.m. Another 1-2-3 for Takahashi. Jerry Manuel said before the game that he wanted to see Takahashi improve his command after the disaster in San Diego. So far, so good as Takahashi has thrown 16 of his 24 pitches for strikes. Mets 0, Marlins 0.

1:23 p.m. Jason Bay retired on a pop-fly to right. He entered today hitting .333 since May 5, but is 0 for his last 5 with two Ks. Mets 0, Marlins 0.

1:16 p.m. Easy 12-pitch inning for Hisanori Takahashi, who is looking to bounce back from a rough outing in San Diego in which he allowed eight hits and six runs, including a grand slam, in four innings. Mets 0, Marlins 0

1:13 p.m. Nice over-the-shoulder catch by Alex Cora on Hanley Ramirez's pop-up. Ramirez is just 1-for-10 so far this series.

1:11 p.m. Earlier weather reports indicated a threat of rain, but the sun has poked through the clouds here at Citi Field and we're ready to play ball. The Mets are looking for their eighth straight win at home and will face Marlins RHP Ricky Nolasco, who is 4-6 with a 5.62 ERA in 15 career starts against the Mets.