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Rapid Reaction: Mets 9, Marlins 1

NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores launched a pair of homers and matched a career high with six RBIs as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 9-1, Tuesday at Citi Field.

Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores

#4 SS
New York Mets

2014 STATS

  • GM68
  • HR6

  • RBI28

  • R22

  • OBP.280

  • AVG.245

Both of Flores’ long balls came against reliever Brad Penny -- a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run shot in the seventh.

Flores is now 8-for-15 with two doubles, one triple, three homers and 10 RBIs in his past four games.

He also had a six-RBI game on June 2 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hits scattered: Bartolo Colon earned the win despite surrendering 12 hits. Colon stranded the bases loaded in the fifth inning and preserved a 4-1 lead by striking out Marcell Ozuna and getting Garrett Jones to ground out.

Colon’s final line: 7.2 IP, 12 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.

It matched the second-most hits surrendered in franchise history by a starting pitcher who allowed one run or fewer. Jason Isringhausen allowed one run and 13 hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Phillies on Sept. 15, 1995. Bobby J. Jones allowed 12 hits in 7 1/3 scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves on June 10, 1996.

Injury report: Juan Lagares departed the game after four innings with what the team labeled a hyperextended right elbow.

Penned: Rafael Montero made his first relief appearance since reverting to a relief role after last Wednesday's start against the Rockies. He handled the ninth inning in scoreless fashion despite allowing the first two batters to reach.

What’s next: The Mets (73-79) and Marlins (73-77) complete their season series Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. Dillon Gee (7-7, 3.80 ERA) opposes right-hander Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.81). The Mets already have clinched the season series, 11-7.