D'Arnaud homers in 16th, Mets beat Marlins 9-8

Volquez allowed a single and walked two batters to load the bases with one out. Conforto made the catch and threw out Rojas at the plate.

Lucas Duda got to Volquez in the fifth with a towering home run to put the Mets ahead 2-1, but the damage could have been worse.

So with the Mets locked in a tie game, they entrusted their fate to a pair of relievers who ordinarily would not appear in high-leverage spots: Rafael Montero and Edgin, who began the ninth inning with a walk to Rojas.

The Mets are 4-1 in their last five game threes of a series, and 4-0 in deGrom's last four starts during game three of a series.

One night after left fielder Marcell Ozuna hit two homers against Atlanta, Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton recorded his 19th career multi-homer game and drove in four runs in a 5-4 setback Wednesday versus the Braves - just the Marlins' second loss in the past six games. Gordon then scored on a Christian Yelich sacrifice fly. J.T. Realmuto continues to show that he may end up being a top-level catcher, leading the team with a.414 Batting Average, and is tied with Ozuna with 12 hits for tops on the team.

The Mets battled back, as they got the tying run in the 8th, as Michael Conforto's double scored D'Arnaud. The left-hander only allowed one runner to reach second base in his longest outing since August 13, 2014.

"I was excited to keep us in position to win the game", Conforto said. "I think he is over-trying, so I think he will be able to figure it out in his next bullpen session and get it back". "Yeah, I was sacked up". "It could." ROSTER MOVE Marlins RHP Nick Wittgren was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans after pitching three scoreless innings so that a fresh pitcher can be recalled.

"I was confused", he said.

Fortunately for Rojas and the Marlins, the next time he touched home plate, the run counted. The Marlins asked for a review, arguing that the tag by Rene Rivera was late. He opened the year with Double-A Jacksonville and will have a relatively quick chance to make an impression on Miami's staff. His start was pushed up a day so he could replace Adam Conley, who pitched the 16th inning and took the loss Thursday. Given the Marlins' exhausted bullpen, they needed someone who was fresh. Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, and Josh Smoker were all unavailable so the Mets called Sean Gilmartin up to help the overworked bullpen. Due to their recent workload, Mets relievers Addison Reed, Hansel Robles and Josh Smoker were unavailable on Friday.

Mike Leake outpitched 2016 NL Cy Young Award victor Max Scherzer, Stephen Piscotty homered and had five RBIs, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 6-1 to avoid a three-game sweep.

Two bleeding fingernails cut short Noah Syndergaard's start Friday night, and the New York Mets' tired bullpen finally gave up a run to the Miami Marlins.