Colon Notches 8th Win as Mets Top Marlins 4-3 | NBC New York

Colon Notches 8th Win as Mets Top Marlins 4-3

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    Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores celebrates after hitting a solo home run during the third inning the Marlins.

    Bartolo Colon became the NL's top winner this season, helping himself with an RBI double and getting a five-out save from closer Jeurys Familia to lead the New York Mets over the Miami Marlins 4-3 Sunday.

    Ruben Tejada hit a tiebreaking double in the seventh and Familia struck out Giancarlo Stanton in a rare eighth-inning appearance as the Mets avoided a three-game sweep.

    The 42-year-old Colon (8-3) gave up six hits and three runs without walking a batter in seven innings. He ended May on a positive note after struggling in the month, and matched Seattle ace Felix Hernandez for the most wins in the majors.

    Filling in at third base for injured captain David Wright, Tejada followed his tying three-run double Saturday with a drive to the wall in left off demoted closer Steve Cishek (1-5), enabling the Mets to finish their homestand 4-2. 

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