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Martinez hits 2-run homer in 9th as Mets rally past Marlins, Díaz wins in return from IL

NEW YORK — J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the New York Mets a 3-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.

The one-out drive off Tanner Scott made a winner of Edwin Díaz (2-1) in his return from the injured list. The star closer threw his first pitch to the backstop but worked a perfect inning with one strikeout.

Francisco Lindor drew a leadoff walk in the Mets ninth before Brandon Nimmo struck out. Lindor stole second and Martinez won it one pitch later by hitting Scott's 3-1 slider into the Marlins' bullpen beyond the right-center fence for the first game-ending homer of his 14-year career.