Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - Scott Hairston had a two-run homer, a triple,
and three RBI, and left-hander Jon Niese surpassed his career-best win total
Friday, helping the New York Mets down the Miami Marlins, 7-3, in the first of
a three-game set at Citi Field.
Niese (12-9) pitched 6 1/3 effective innings, giving up just three runs on
seven hits. He struck out seven and walked two. Though Niese won 11 games
in 2011, Friday's victory puts him at 12 wins for the first time in his five-
Ike Davis knocked in two runs for New York, one coming on a solo shot in the
seventh, and scored twice. Daniel Murphy additionally scored two times and
added an RBI.
Hairston's two-run shot in the bottom of the first -- his 18th of the year--
put the Mets out to an early lead.
Miami's starter, right-hander Jacob Turner (1-3), in just his fifth start as a
Marlin since coming from Detroit via trade in August, threw 115 pitches in
just five innings, giving up eight hits and six runs -- three earned. He
struck out three Mets hitters and walked one.
Donovan Solano had two RBI for Miami, which has now lost two in a row and are
just 3-7 in its last 10.
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