Zack Wheeler Wins His 5th Straight Start as the Mets Defeat the Marlins

MIAMI — Zack Wheeler won his fifth straight start, pitching seven solid innings in addition to sending the Mets over the Miami Marlins, 6-2, on Friday night.

Wheeler (7-6) allowed four hits in addition to two runs. He struck out eight batters in addition to walked one.

Wheeler’s scoreless-inning streak ended at 23 when he gave up a two-run homer to Miguel Rojas with two outs inside the seventh, generating the score 4-2.

Amed Rosario had three hits in addition to drove in two runs, Kevin Plawecki knocked in two, in addition to Austin Jackson had three hits for the Mets, who have won three of their last four games.

Jose Urena (3-12) gave up four runs in a few in addition to a third innings as the Marlins lost for the ninth time in 10 games.

Miami’s Derek Dietrich played first base in addition to batted cleanup, spots generally reserved for Justin Bour, who was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the game.

Michael Conforto hit a run-scoring single inside the third for the Mets, who opened up the game with three runs inside the sixth, including a two-run single by Rosario. Plawecki added a two-run single inside the eighth.