NEW YORK (AP) – Luis Castillo hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 6-5 victory over the Florida Marlins on Tuesday night.
Castillo, a late-inning replacement, looped a hit to the opposite field off Will Ohman (0-2) to score Ike Davis and help the Mets move into third place in the NL East.
Davis led off the ninth with an infield single that sent second baseman Dan Uggla flipping to the turf trying to make a play. After Jeff Francouer flied out to center, Josh Thole hit a broken-bat single. Pinch-hitter Mike Hessman struck out before Castillo completed the Mets’ rally after they blew a two-run lead in the seventh.
Hisanori Takahashi (8-6) pitched a scoreless ninth for the win.