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Marlins take series win
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Marlins 4, Mets 3
Jorge Cantu's homer in the first was his third in four at-bats. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Johan Santana was just a slight bit better than Josh Johnson in their second duel of the season, but Cody Ross' two-run single off J.J. Putz gave the Marlins a lead they would not relinquish. Jorge Cantu contributed a solo homer in the first inning, his sixth of the season.
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Series at a glance:
FLA
Florida (13-8)
Won 2
Florida 4, NY Mets 3   NYM
NY Mets (9-12)
Lost 2
April 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Florida
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0   4 7 1
NY Mets
1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   3 11 1
Standings thru 4/29/09  |  Recap: FLA | NYM  |  Gameday  |  Marlins stats  |  Mets stats
Florida AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bonifacio, 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .281
Maybin, CF 5 1 1 0 0 1 2 .190
Helms, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .231
Cantu, 1B 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 .362
Hermida, LF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .261
  Oviedo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lindstrom, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Paulino, R, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .308
Ross, C, RF 4 0 1 2 0 2 3 .231
Amezaga, SS 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .226
Johnson, Jo, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 .091
  Pinto, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Carroll, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .077
Totals 32 4 7 4 5 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Hermida (2, Santana, J), Bonifacio (2, Rodriguez, Fr).
3B: Maybin (1, Santana, J).
HR: Cantu (6, 1st inning off Santana, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Hermida 2; Ross, C; Helms; Cantu 4; Maybin 3; Bonifacio 3.
RBI: Helms (4), Cantu (18), Ross, C 2 (14).
2-out RBI: Cantu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Jo 3; Helms.
SAC: Paulino, R.
SF: Helms.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ross, C (1, 2nd base by Putz/Castro, R).

FIELDING
E: Helms (2, fielding).
DP: (Helms-Bonifacio-Cantu).

 
NY Mets AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Reyes, SS 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 .284
Cora, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .238
Murphy, Dn, LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .324
  Putz, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Rodriguez, Fr, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Sheffield, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .167
Beltran, CF 4 0 1 0 1 0 2 .388
Wright, D, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 2 5 .280
Church, RF 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 .313
Tatis, 1B 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 .348
Castro, R, C 4 0 2 1 0 1 0 .233
  b-Santos, O, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .269
Santana, J, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Reed, J, LF 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .273
Totals 34 3 11 3 5 4 22  

a-Walked for Rodriguez, Fr in the 9th. b-Popped out for Castro, R in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Reyes (2, Johnson, Jo), Reed, J (1, Oviedo).
HR: Tatis (1, 6th inning off Johnson, Jo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Wright, D; Tatis 6; Castro, R 2; Reyes 3; Cora; Beltran; Murphy, Dn; Reed, J 3.
RBI: Cora (4), Castro, R (4), Tatis (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wright, D; Reyes 2; Cora 2; Church 2; Santos, O 2.
SAC: Cora; Santana, J 2; Murphy, Dn.
GIDP: Wright, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Murphy, Dn (1, 2nd base off Johnson, Jo/Paulino, R), Tatis (2, 2nd base off Johnson, Jo/Paulino, R), Wright, D (3, 2nd base off Pinto/Paulino, R).

FIELDING
E: Wright, D (3, fielding).

 
Florida IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Johnson, Jo 6.0 9 3 3 1 3 1 2.60
Pinto (W, 1-0) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.16
Oviedo (H, 5) 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.48
Lindstrom (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8.31
 
NY Mets IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, J 7.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 1.10
Putz (BS, 1)(L, 1-2) 1.0 1 2 2 2 0 0 4.09
Rodriguez, Fr 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.08

IBB: Amezaga (by Santana, J), Amezaga (by Santana, J), Wright, D (by Pinto).
HBP: Tatis (by Lindstrom).
Pitches-strikes: Johnson, Jo 102-66, Pinto 22-10, Oviedo 16-7, Lindstrom 21-10, Santana, J 109-71, Putz 24-13, Rodriguez, Fr 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Johnson, Jo 9-3, Pinto 3-0, Oviedo 2-0, Lindstrom 1-0, Santana, J 6-3, Putz 1-0, Rodriguez, Fr 1-0.
Batters faced: Johnson, Jo 28, Pinto 5, Oviedo 5, Lindstrom 6, Santana, J 30, Putz 5, Rodriguez, Fr 4.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 62 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 39,337.
Venue: Citi Field.
April 29, 2009
April 29, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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