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VIDEO: Daniel Murphy hits go-ahead three-run homer as Mets stun Marlins

Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda

New York Mets’ Daniel Murphy (28) is congratulated by teammate Lucas Duda (21), who scored after Murphy hit a three-run home run against the Miami Marlins in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Miami. Juan Lagares also scored on the home run. The Mets won 3-1. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


There’s been quite a bit of chatter among Mets fans in recent days about whether prospect Dilson Herrera would be a better option at second base than Daniel Murphy. Well, Murphy quickly changed the conversation with this go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning against the Marlins tonight:

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Murphy also made an outstanding defensive play in the bottom of the ninth as the Mets went on to win 3-1. The game took just one hour and 58 minutes to complete thanks to strong pitching performances from Dillon Gee and Jarred Cosart.

The Mets improved to a major league-best 15-5 with tonight’s victory. Meanwhile, the World Series favorite Nationals fell to the Braves tonight for their sixth straight loss. They are now 7-13 on the year and eight games back in the National League East. There’s still a long way to go, but that’s pretty stunning.

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