Carrasco, Lindor beat the Marlins 4-0 for the fifth time in a row

MIAMI (AP) – Carlos Carrasco earned his 100th career win by pitching a four-hit ball in the eighth inning as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 4-0 on Saturday night.

Francisco Lindor had three hits, including his 17th homer, while Jeff McNeil and JD Davis also went deep for the leaders of the NL East, winning their fifth straight.

The 35-year-old Carrasco (11-4) scored two runs and scored seven runs in 7 2/3 innings. He became the eighth Venezuelan pitcher to reach 100 major league victories.

Through 100 games, the Mets (63–37) have the second best record in club history. The 1986 World Series Championship team was 68–32 at the same time.

The Marlins lost their sixth straight at home. They haven’t been at home since July 5th – a stretch of 11 games.

Miami starter Nick Neidert (0–1) retired his first seven batsmen before McNeil added in third. Tomas Nido and Brandon Nimmo followed with successive singles, and Lindor’s two-out RBI single made it 2–0.

New York extended their lead in the eighth with single shots from Lindor and Davis.

Seth Lugo relieved Carrasco and finished the four-hitter with four outs.

Promoted to Triple-A Jacksonville earlier in the day, Neidert conceded two runs, five hits and scored three runs in five innings.

top pick signs

The Mets signed catcher Kevin Parada, their top pick in the amateur draft. Parada, 11th overall pick, hit .360 with 26 home runs and 88 RBIs in his final season at Georgia Tech.

quick reflection

With his back toward the plate, Neidert snatches Nimmo’s comeback for the second of the fifth. The ball came out of Nimmo’s bat at a speed of 104 mph.

from the mound, not behind the plate

Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez threw the ceremonial first pitch before the game. Rodriguez’s 21-year major league career included a season with the Marlins in which he helped lead them to the 2003 World Series championship.

roster moves

The Marlins purchased Neidert’s contract from Jacksonville and named RHP Jimmy Jacobonis for the assignment.

instructor room

Mets: Barring any unforeseen setbacks, RHP Jacob deGrom (stress reaction right scapula) will begin his season in Washington on Tuesday. The two-time Cy Young Award winner has a scheduled workout on Sunday.

Marlins: LHP Daniele Castano was placed on a seven-day concussion injured list. Castano was hit in the head Thursday from a line drive in Cincinnati. … INF/Of John Bertie (left groin strain) resumes baseball activities at the club’s Spring Training complex in Jupiter.


Mets RHP Taijuan Walker (8-2, 2.67 ERA) will open the series finale against RHP Pablo López (7-5, 3.03) on Sunday.


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