The Florida Marlins scored five runs in the fourth inning and added two in the eighth Wednesday night to beat the New York Mets 7-5 and knock them out of first place.
The Mets again jumped on board in the first inning after David Wright hit into a run-scoring double-play after Jose Reyes and Argenis Reyes led off with singles.
But starter Mike Pelfrey got into trouble in the fourth inning as the Marlins strung together six hits to score five runs.
The Mets clawed back within one on a three-run seventh-inning homer to left by Damion Easley, but the Marlins’ Dan Uggla responded with a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.
The loss, combined with the Phillies’ win, gives first place to the Phillies and leaves the Mets a half game back. The Marlins sit 1 1/2 games back.
Pelfrey lost his no hitter in the second inning when Dan Uggla singled to center, moving our NoNoHitters.com county to 7,428 New York Mets games without a no hitter.