The Miami Marlins won their third game in a row with a 3-0 shutout win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.
It was the major league leading 16th win at home for the Marlins and also the seventh win in their last eight games. The win moved Miami to three games over .500 with one game left on the home-stand before an 11-game road trip begins. On the road this season, the Marlins are 2-10 thus far.
Henderson Alvarez went the distance for his second shutout of the year. Over the nine innings, the right-hander struck out seven and walked none while surrendering five hits.
It took Alvarez 111 pitches to complete the game and the bullpen was active at the end. With his final pitch of the brilliant effort, the right-hander struck out Curtis Granderson.
The runs for Miami came courtesy of the usual suspects with Giancarlo Stanton delivering his 38th run batted in and Casey McGehee bringing home numbers 22 and 23. Stanton also doubled and walked twice to reach base four times in the game. In the eighth inning, Stanton added his third stolen base of the season as well.
In all, the Marlins were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Christian Yelich had a tough day going 0-4 with a pair of strikeouts. It is possible the left-fielder sits on Wednesday along with a few other regulars in a day game before a long stretch of games.
The Marlins will try and make it four wins in a row on Wednesday when Tom Koehler makes the start against the Mets.