MIAMI – Rookie Nick Fortes hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2.
Fortes drove an 0-1 pitch from reliever Adam Ottavino into the left field seats as Miami avoided a three-game sweep by the NL East leaders.
Miami reliever Tanner Scott walked J.D. Davis to lead off the ninth.
Davis advanced on a wild pitch and reached third on Luis Guillorme’s one-out groundout.
Scott struck out James McCann to end the Mets threat.