Fernando Tatis scored on a sixth-inning ground-out and rookie Daniel Murphy hit his first Major League home run Saturday night to lead the New York Mets to a 8-6 win over the Florida Marlins.
Carlos Beltran had a huge night, going 3-for-3 with a two-RBI double and a solo homer.
Brian Stokes, a AAA call-up from New Orleans, made his first Mets start subbing in for John Maine, going 5 2/3 innings while giving up four earned runs and seven hits while striking out six. The Mets gave him a four-run lead in the first inning, but reliever Scott Schoenweis would get the win in this game. Aaron Heilman pitched the ninth for his second save of the season.
Stokes lost his chance at pitching the first Mets no hitter in the first inning when Luis Gonzalez hit a ground-rule double center, bumping our NoNoHitters.com count up to 7,436 games without a no-no.