The Miami Marlins came from behind on Friday only to lose to the New York Mets 4-3 when Steve Cishek's streak of successful saves ended at 33.
Henderson Alvarez wasn't as dominant on Friday as he was in his previous start, but he still had a quality start. Alvarez who hurled a two-hit shutout his last time out went six innings and allowed a pair of runs against New York. Until an eighth inning rally, Alvarez was in line for a loss but ended up with a no decision.
The right-hander struck out four, walked two and allowed six hits. Dan Jennings and A.J. Ramos worked a perfect inning each with Ramos striking out two in his frame. In the ninth, Cishek entered but blew the save which ended a streak that dated back to last season.
The Mets would go on to score twice off Cishek to tag him with the loss.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3) and Garrett Jones (4) hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning with the latter clanking off the right field foul pole. Prior to the home runs, the Mets led all game as Zack Wheeler struck out ten Miami hitters.
The Marlins needed the home runs due to another game with issues with men in scoring position. Miami was only 1-9 with RISP in this one continuing a recent trend that has led to mounting losses.
In all, the Marlins had seven hits with the rest coming as singles. Marcell Ozuna picked up the other RBI in the game for Miami with that run coming in the fifth inning. Christian Yelich's hitting streak came to an end at 17 games after a 0-4 day for the left-fielder.
The Marlins will look to get back in the win column on Saturday when Kevin Slowey makes his second start of the season.