Marlins can’t bounce back after Robinson Canó’s HR, drop 2nd game of series to Mets
Cano’s fifth home run of the season sailed into the second deck in right field at Marlins Park, breaking a 2-all tie.
Noah Syndergaard (7-4) won his fourth consecutive decision. He pitched seven innings, allowing two runs and five hits. He struck out nine without walking a batter and retired the final 11 batters he faced.
New York’s Jeff McNeil had two hits for his 18th multi-hit game in his last 33 games. The NL batting leader is hitting .410 (34 for 83) over his last 20 games.
Dominic Smith hit a one-out single in the eighth before Cano stepped to the plate against Nick Anderson (2-4) and delivered his first home run since June 17 at Atlanta, ending a drought of 71 at-bats without a homer.
Michael Conforto hit a two-run homer to right field to give the Mets the early lead. It was Conforto’s 17th home run of the season.
Mets: C Wilson Ramos, who collided with Starlin Castro in the eighth inning of Friday’s game, did not play. “He just caught a spike in the knee, but he didn’t twist his knee or anything, he’s fine,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after Friday’s game.
Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (4-7, 3.27 ERA) has thrown seven consecutive quality starts, going 1-2 with a 2.68 ERA during that span.
Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (4-8, 3.82) is 2-2 with a 2.14 ERA in five starts against the Mets.