Marlins find unexpected, needed hero in win over Mets

NEW YORK.- Tim Anderson returned from the bereavement list and had his first two-hit game in three weeks on Tuesday, leading the Miami Marlins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets.

The 2019 American League batting champion hit an RBI single in the second inning to follow with another and score in the fifth after Bryan De La Cruz hit a double to center field.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. scored the go-ahead run two batters later.

Anderson's two-hit game was his first since May 21. He was just 5 for 39 in his 11 games before being placed on the mourning list and missing the Marlins' weekend series against Cleveland.

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The Peruvian-Venezuelan Jesús Luzardo (3-5) was the winner. He allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings with a 2.37 ERA in three career starts at Citi Field and a 3.02 ERA in eight outings against the Mets.

Mets catcher Francisco Alvarez was activated from the 10-day disabled list. The Mirandino is one of the main offensive strongholds of the New York team and a few years ago he became one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Miami remains in the basement of the National League East division with a record of 23-43, nine games out of first place in the table. Those led by Skip Schumaker have not been able to meet expectations after reaching the playoffs in 2023.

For the Marlins, Dominicans Jesús Sánchez 4-1 with one run scored and Otto Lopez 4-1 with one run scored.

For the Mets, Dominican Starling Marte went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Cuban Jose Iglesias 1-1.