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Mike Redmond Earns First Win As Marlins Top Mets

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Juan Pierre #9 of the Miami Marlins catches a ball hit by Ike Davis #29 of the New York Mets in the fifth inning during their game on April 5, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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After an opening season sweep at the hands of the Washington Nationals, the Miami Marlins earned rookie manager Mike Redmond his first managerial win with a 7-5 win over the Mets at Citi Field on Friday.

Placido Polanco had three hits and drove in two runs, while Greg Dobbs added a pair of RBI, including a solo homer off Mets starter Jeremy Hefner. Justin Ruggiano had two RBI’s as well for Miami (1-3).

The Mets (2-2) rallied late on the strength of an opposite field three-run blast off the bat of Daniel Murphy in the seventh. Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis had RBI hits in the ninth to pull the New York to within two runs, but Steve Cishek regrouped, striking out John Buck, then getting Justin Turner to ground out ending the game.

Hefner suffered the loss despite a solid outing – one run through six innings, allowing five hits and two walks. Greg Burke allowed four runs in relief, but just one earned. That error came from shortstop Ruben Tejada who has uncharacteristically made three so far this season.

Marlins starter Alex Sanabia (1-0) earned the victory, allowing six hits over six shutout innings.

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