(3-3, 3-3 away)
(5-1, 5-1 home)
1:10 PM ET, April 12, 2009
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
MIAMI -- Josh Johnson lost his no-hit bid in the sixth inning, shortly after a heckling New York Mets fan made him laugh. Things became more serious when he lost his shutout with two outs in the ninth.But he was determined not to lose the game.Johnson persevered through a shaky finish to close out a five-hitter Sunday, and the Florida Marlins scored two unearned runs to hand Johan Santana his first loss since June 28 by beating the Mets 2-1.
• The Marlins improved to 5-1, taking two of three from the Mets.
• Josh Johnson's no-hit bid was broken up after 5 1/3 innings and his bid for his first shutout was broken up with two outs in the ninth, but he got his second career complete game. He's 5-0 career vs. the Mets, 9-1 overall since the start of last year.
• Johan Santana, who hadn't lost in his previous 18 starts, lost despite striking out 13, his most as a Met. The 13 K's matched the most by anyone in MLB all of last season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Marlins 1B Jorge Cantu, who had seven RBIs in the first five games, sat out after aggravating a bruise on his left hand. Gonzalez said he expects Cantu back in the lineup for the team's next game Tuesday at Atlanta. ... The crowd of 18,104 included former Mets ace Dwight Gooden. ... Johnson improved to 5-0 in six starts against the Mets with an ERA of 1.59. ... Wright, Delgado and Beltran -- batting 3-4-5 -- are a combined 5-for-45 lifetime (.111) against Johnson.
Regular Season Series
|Florida leads 11-7 (as of Sun 4/12)|
|Fri 4/10||@FLA 5, NYM 4||Recap|
|Sat 4/11||NYM 8, @FLA 4||Recap|
|» Sun 4/12||@FLA 2, NYM 1||Box Score|
|Mon 4/27||@NYM 7, FLA 1||Recap|
|Tue 4/28||FLA 7, @NYM 4||Recap|
|Wed 4/29||FLA 4, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Fri 5/29||@NYM 2, FLA 1||Recap|
|Sat 5/30||FLA 7, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/31||@NYM 3, FLA 2||Recap|
|Tue 8/25||@FLA 2, NYM 1||Recap|
|Wed 8/26||@FLA 5, NYM 3||Recap|
|Thu 8/27||NYM 10, @FLA 3||Recap|
|Tue 9/8||FLA 4, @NYM 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/9||FLA 6, @NYM 3||Recap|
|Thu 9/10||FLA 13, @NYM 4||Recap|
|Fri 9/25||NYM 6, @FLA 5||Recap|
|Sat 9/26||@FLA 9, NYM 6||Recap|
|Sun 9/27||NYM 4, @FLA 0||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Mets|
|FLA||2nd||C Ross safe at second on error by left fielder D Murphy, J Hermida scored.||0||1|
|FLA||2nd||R Paulino singled to left, C Ross scored.||0||2|
|9th||C Beltran singled to center, C Delgado scored.||1||2|
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|Stadium||Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL|
|Attendance||18,109 (47% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bob Davidson, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Tschida|