The New York Mets went 3-3 in the opening week of the MLB season and it was ace Noah Syndergaard who stepped in to lift the Mets to a win on Sunday night, avoiding a three-game sweep from the division rival Marlins.

'Thor' struck out 9 over seven-innings, yielding two runs - one earned - in New York's 5-2 win over the fish.

Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto each clubbed solo-homers and had two RBI's in the win.

The Mets jumped on Miami's Edinson Volquez for three runs in the first-inning.

Syndergaard allowed two runs in the third, but was otherwise dominant.

Addison Reed, filling in for the suspended Jeurys Familia, worked a perfect ninth to earn the save.

The Mets open a three-game series in Philadelphia Monday night, and will then travel south for a four-game series in Miami.