Marlins blow lead, lose to Mets

Published On: Apr 07 2013 05:09:39 PM EDT
Jose Fernandez
NEW YORK -

Marlon Byrd grounded a two-run single just inside third base in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Daniel Murphy homered and Anthony Recker had a run-scoring double for the Mets, who spoiled an impressive major league debut by prized Miami pitching prospect Jose Fernandez.

Justin Ruggiano, Chris Valaika and Donovan Solano (three hits) each had an RBI double off substitute starter Aaron Laffey to give the Marlins an early 3-0 cushion.

But closer Steve Cishek (0-1) was unable to hold a one-run lead in the ninth, and Miami dropped to 1-5 heading into its home opener Monday night against Atlanta.

Jose Fernandez, 20, made his big league debut for the Marlins.

He struck out 8 batters in five strong innings of work.

Fernandez's 8 strikeouts is a Marlins record for a debut.

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