Mets walk to 9-3 win over Marlins in home opener

The Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 in the team's home opener for 2023.

Apr 7, 2023, 11:58 AM

Updated 468 days ago


Tylor Megill pitched six shutout innings, Starling Marte and Francisco Lindor hit their first home runs of the season, and the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Friday in their home opener.
Miami starter Edward Cabrera (0-1) walked a career-high seven in 2 2/3 innings and was pulled without giving up a hit. New York took advantage of 12 free passes from six Marlins pitchers - four drawn by leadoff batter Brandon Nimmo.
Pete Alonso also homered and drove in two runs for the Mets, who have won four straight home openers and eight of their last nine. They improved to 4-1 against Miami this season and rebounded from a three-game sweep in Milwaukee that completed a 3-4 road trip to start the season.
Citi Field 2023 home opener (Photo: Billy Fitzpatrick)
In a game postponed a day because of a rainy weather forecast, Megill (2-0) filled in for injured ace Justin Verlander again and beat the Marlins for the second time in a week. The right-hander allowed three hits and struck out three, shaking off a line drive that struck his right foot in the fourth.
Dennis Santana gave up a three-run homer to Garrett Cooper that trimmed it to 6-3 in the eighth.
Citi Field 2023 home opener (Photo: Billy Fitzpatrick)
Alonso had an RBI single in the fourth and Marte made it 4-0 with a solo homer in the sixth. New York added two runs without a hit in the seventh, and Lindor launched a two-run homer in the eighth.
Alonso followed with his third home run in two games and fourth of the season, giving the Mets back-to-back long balls for the first time this year. It was Alonso's 150th career home run, breaking a tie with Carlos Beltran for sixth place in club history.

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